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NEC & Tower Permits

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Subject: NEC & Tower Permits
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Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 18:06:34 -0500 (EST)
In a message dated 97-02-12 18:00:58 EST, Stan, w7ni wrote:

<< Wouldn't you think that NEC 810-13 is refering to two feet of clearance
 between the electrical service and a STANDING tower rather than two feet of
 clearance as it falls down?

Of course that's what it means...just read the NEC Handbook.  But, 
this is a typical response from Building and Zoning Inspectors when
they don't want you to put up a tower.  They like to pull the same BS
with the BOCA Code which refers to 12 foot above the roof for tv
antennas and masts, but is not applicable to ground mounted towers.

73, Jim O'Connell, W9WU  ARRL VC 

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