## What is the minimum overhead clearance?

State and federal safety standards state the minimum safe working clearance from any overhead line is 10 feet. Greater clearances are required for overhead lines operating at voltages exceeding 50,000 volts to ground.

What is the minimum clearance from ground permitted for the point of attachment of the overhead service conductors to a building or structure?

The minimum clearance for the service drop conductors to any building or other structure is: A. 10.5 feet above finished grade, sidewalks, platforms, decks, or building projections, from which the conductors might be reached (areas subject to pedestrian traffic).

What is the minimum clearance of overhead service conductors above a private driveway?

12 ft
3.7 m (12 ft) — over residential property and driveways, and those commercial areas not subject to truck traffic where the voltage does not exceed 300 volts to ground.

### What is the minimum height of overhead conductors above a front yard?

Clearance Guidelines For power lines above areas used only by pedestrians, including sidewalks, decks, and patios, the minimum vertical clearance of wires above the ground is generally 14.5 feet.

How high off the ground should electrical wires be?

15-½ feet
According to the National Electrical Safety Code, telephone lines must be at least 14 feet above the ground and electrical lines must be at least 15-½ feet above the ground. Sometimes, though, the lines will hang lower than the allowable minimum heights.

What are the minimum distances or clearances for overhead service conductors over alleys?

Twelve feet (3658 mm)—over residential property and driveways. Eighteen feet (5486 mm)—over public streets, alleys, roads or parking areas subject to truck traffic.

## What is the minimum vertical clearance needed for 240V overhead service conductors above a residential driveway?

12 feet above residential property and driveways and those commercial areas not subject to truck traffic for 120/208V, 120/240V, or 277/480V circuits.