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Old 08-18-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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There is a powerline that is hanging low and is very close to our home. it is about 2 feet above the roof.
What would happen if a storm would come with high winds and the line touches the mobile home. I am very concerned about this for mine and my wifes safety

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There is a powerline that is hanging low and is very close to our home. it is about 2 feet above the roof.
What would happen if a storm would come with high winds and the line touches the mobile home. I am very concerned about this for mine and my wifes safety
Um, did you try calling the utility company and tell them a problem exist?

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Yes. they said it cant be tightened cause it would pull the pole over it is attached to because it is old. It is going to be replaced, but in the meantime I was just wondering about the question.

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Call it in.Mobile homes here have a power pole ovverhead to underground. Call it in.
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Yes. they said it cant be tightened cause it would pull the pole over it is attached tobecause it is old. It is going to be replaced, but in the meantime I was just wondering about the question.
Sounds like a crazy liability on behalf of your utility company...
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2'? Well.....if you have a storm....I believe it will swing the wire from side to side.....not up and down....even in a storm, that 2' is most likely about as close as it's going to get....

What is more important is how close it is to the ground.....is it possible for anyone to touch it from the ground?

I don't recall what the min clearance is to ground....I seem to think it's 10'...
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If someone could jump high they could probably touch it, but no one around here is that stupid. I just care about another branch falling down on it if they would, landing on the wire (WHICH IS WHAT MADE IT GET LOW TO BEGIN WITH), and then the branch causing it to fall on the trailer and making contact with the mobile home.
What would that do?. Fire, electrocute us, these are the questions and concerns I have.

Actually more of a liability to the owner of the mobile home park also for not replacing the other pole. Which is also why they cant tighten the wire. Cause that pole needs replacing as well.
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The only one that can really do anything about it is the POCO. Keep calling them until they listen and you get the answer you want.

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