Question about main service line connections
I just discovered what looks to me like a fire hazard in my main service line, but I wanted to make sure before I call an electrician.
Probably 20-30 years ago, one of the previous owners of my house added on to the kitchen by pushing a wall out about 5 feet. From the way things are wired, I'm pretty sure the meter was on the wall that was moved. So the meter was moved about 20 feet along the wall, and wire in flexible conduit was run from the original weatherhead to and from the meter, and then the wires go into the house to the main panel from the original location.
The part I'm worried about is that the splice points around where the wires go into the house are bare, uninsulated wire. Both the splice from the utility's line to the wire going to the meter, and the splice coming from the meter going into the house are like this. It kind of looks like there are remnants of insulation that have fallen off, so maybe they weren't originaly bare, but I can't tell. The two hot wires are separated by a few inches and no insulation. At one point where they are close, there is a black mark on their closest point, presumably where they touched, maybe under heavy wind?
So just to make sure I'm not misunderstanding something, it is a bad idea to have these wires uninsulated, right?