The reference in NEC 810-13 to 2' is for installed location, not fall
distance. The tower and feedlines and guy wires have to be at least 2'
away from any power lines, ie. distribution or house feeders.
The assumption is that properly engineered towers will stay up, not that
you have design for them to fall down.
de n0yvy steve
Chad Kurszewski WE9V wrote:
> I know it's a good idea, but did anyone ever have a tower permit denied
> because it was within falling distance of electrical lines >250V?
> The local building inspector cites NEC 810-13, something that the tower
> cannot be within falling distance + 2' of power lines.
> County zoning thinks it's okay if 2/3rds of your tower falls on the
> neighbor's property, but the township doesn't want it near any power
> Again, yes, it's a good idea, but is it really "code"? (I don't have
> the NEC handy to determine if what his says is valid or correct.)
> Comments? Help? Ideas?
> Chad Kurszewski, WE9V e-mail: Chad_Kurszewski@csg.mot.com
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