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Old 03-12-2008, 10:58 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to add a small addition (22X20) to my ranch house. The house is on a slab, and the entrance cable will be in the way as it is currently routed along the exterior wall that will get the addition. The proximity of power poles and XFMR's in the area limits the service drop to the current area. The main panel is located in the back of the house, and the drop is on the side.

I feel that I basically have two choices that is to replace the meter with a disconnect and then make it a subfeed to the panel. Either underground and under the new addition or through the attic.

I understand there are lots of little details doing this, not looking for that but just a basic opinion on which way would be preferred (underground and under the new addition or through the attic) and any advantages to one over the other.. Is there any saftey issue with either method?

I appreciate the response
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Is this an overhead service drop? If so, ask POCO if they can drop the service where the main service panel exists.
You might be suprised at how far and high they can go with an over head service drop. Call them.
Here in Upstate SC we just have to contact them and they will trench for underground service at no cost when you are upgrading the dwelling. The only time they charge is if they have to bore.

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Is this an overhead service drop? If so, ask POCO if they can drop the service where the main service panel exists.
You might be suprised at how far and high they can go with an over head service drop. Call them.
Here in Upstate SC we just have to contact them and they will trench for underground service at no cost when you are upgrading the dwelling. The only time they charge is if they have to bore.

Yes it is an overhed drop, the problem is that the entrance is on the rear of the house opposite of the street and the svc drop would have to go over the house to get to it, and that won't happen around here. To drop on the other side of the house would require a pole in my front yard due to the incline of the street. Moving the entrance is out of the question as the utility room it currently in is the only decent location in the home.

I really can't figure a soloution other than a subfeed in the attic or under the addition
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