NEC & Tower Permits

John Brosnahan
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 21:35:30 -0700

>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?

Stan, I wasn't very clear, obviously.  Sorry.  I agree with your interpretation.
Here is my response to someone else who interpreted what I said the 
same way as you did, with some additional clarifications, since
my first clarification was also less than clear!  I was just addressing 
the issues marked by the >>> in the original post.

John  W0UN

>>>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.)


I think you are correct in your interpretation.  I was just trying 
to quote part of the NEC and show that 1)  that paragraph does exist 
and 2)  that it addresses <250V rather than >250V.

Chad will have to argue the interpretation on his own, but it is clear
to me that it doesn't mean "falling" distance.


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