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Old 12-07-2018, 10:06 AM
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The truck driver is responsible for all the damage; yours and the power company. The Power Company will collect. You can also collect in AC court. If you get a judgment and they refuse to pay, have the local marshal impound their truck. You will have to file another piece of paper and pay a fee to get the collection or their property impounded but you can collect. Yes, I speak from experience.

The second route is to file for collections at the local license office and they should refuse to renew his business license until he pays off the outstanding court judgement.. Again, I am speaking from experience..
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by 96 Vette CE View Post
I had a 10 foot hollow pole with wires inside from meter running up side of my house to the roof line. Truck pulled down pole running up the side of my house and it broke off from the meter, power still connected though.
So they damaged the weatherhead. That would be your responsibility, but in this case the trucking company needs to pay. If they have an issue with the lines, they should take that up with the power company.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:21 AM
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Being a electrical contractor for 40 years the power company is at fault because they placed the public in danger by not having the lateral at code height. The local bldg dept electrical inspector should be notified of other areas that might have a similar problem that could become a unsafe condition ! The first paragraph in the National Electrical Code is the practical safe guarding of persons , places etc. I would place a claim with the power company with time lost,aggravation and any electrical up grades you have to do. I have played games with the Utilitys for years they are getting worse each and every year. Stock holders want more profits.
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Originally Posted by Z06PSI View Post
That's nuts.

Here they are responsible from the meter back.
One would think this would be the case everywhere, but it isn't. Here too, we are responsible for the drop to the meter from a point right at the roofline. Usually the wires are just bugged at the roofline, then must be run down in conduit. In some places, like my development its different due to the wires feeding underground and up to the meter, but those are few and far between. Regardless, I agree with the thread consensus. Trucker is at fault, if it were dangerous to drive under he should have not done so. Its likely he was doing a dump load and rolled forward with the dump up, forgetting about the wire. His fault.
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Bummer! Did you pay for the pellets? If not, then don't pay until they agree to fix their mistake.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by VITIS View Post
So they damaged the weatherhead. That would be your responsibility, but in this case the trucking company needs to pay. If they have an issue with the lines, they should take that up with the power company.


Weatherhead down is your property, had same issue during an ice storm.
I'd take the offer and run consider yourself lucky even though the truck is responsible. Minimum wire height to clear trucks only for highways although their is a minimum for all wiring(likely grandfathered in if older home). I'd look into having it raised since runs over the driveway and likely to be hit again.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:55 AM
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Power company is not responsible. No different then if it was water or gas feeds. It’s on or over your property it’s yours.

I worked for a power company and believe me dealt with this all the time.
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Bummer! Did you pay for the pellets? If not, then don't pay until they agree to fix their mistake.
No, I didn't pay for the pellets. Company said they will eat that cost but won't pay for entire bill.



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Weatherhead down is your property, had same issue during an ice storm.
I'd take the offer and run consider yourself lucky even though the truck is responsible. Minimum wire height to clear trucks only for highways although their is a minimum for all wiring(likely grandfathered in if older home). I'd look into having it raised since runs over the driveway and likely to be hit again.



My electrician that did the repair has already taken care of that. The main feed line is now the highest wire coming to the house (above cable and phone).
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:01 AM
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BTW.....company told me over the phone they would be delivering with a trailer and electric pallet jack, apparently showed up with a box truck instead.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by 96 Vette CE View Post
I already paid the bill......no lawyer needed for small claims if I decide to go that route.




Power company told me that I'm responsible for wires connecting from meter to their connection at roof line. From roof line to pole is their responsibility.
Start a go fund me account
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:58 AM
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Split wood next time like a real man.

Also get Voy to call them for you saying he will give a negative review. Then you will get free pellets
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It's obviously the Honda driver's fault, but you'll have trouble convincing the power company of that.
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So what does your local code say about how how your power drop has to be?

Call them back and tell them you spoke with the town electrical inspector and your drop was to code, so pay up or end up in court and bad yelp reviews.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:13 PM
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Open a Go Fund me Account - pay off the 1/2 you may or may not owe... take the rest of it and buy another Corvette.
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At the farm, I have overhead electric with a pole about 40-50 feet from the house. That is connected with an entrance cable that I am pretty sure I purchased and own. If I didn't purchase the hanging part, they supplied identical wire for that loop. It connects at the pole under the transformer and at the weatherhead on the side of the house. I connected the weatherhead and the cable clamps at the house. They made the connection at the pole and set the height. I left about 3' pigtails at the weatherhead for them to put on crimp connections to attach the part that hangs.

As to who is responsible from there I don't recall. But I am pretty sure they told me anything on that overhead line is their responsibility, and from the weatherhead down that's all mine. So up till the house connection, it's theirs.

Pennsylvania of course.
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Originally Posted by Humanoid 2.0 View Post
Split wood next time like a real man.

Also get Voy to call them for you saying he will give a negative review. Then you will get free pellets


and if that doesn't work, have FPD write them a scathing diatribe of a letter

BTW what kind of **** hole neighborhood do you live in? pellet heater? power cables overhead, not buried?

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Originally Posted by 96 Vette CE View Post
I already paid the bill......no lawyer needed for small claims if I decide to go that route.

Power company told me that I'm responsible for wires connecting from meter to their connection at roof line. From roof line to pole is their responsibility.
Do you live in a third world country? Who has above ground power to their home nowadays? This your place?


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Originally Posted by Humanoid 2.0 View Post
So what does your local code say about how how your power drop has to be?

Call them back and tell them you spoke with the town electrical inspector and your drop was to code, so pay up or end up in court and bad yelp reviews.



I'm going to call the town inspector and find this info out, thanks.



Originally Posted by K-Spaz View Post
At the farm, I have overhead electric with a pole about 40-50 feet from the house. That is connected with an entrance cable that I am pretty sure I purchased and own. If I didn't purchase the hanging part, they supplied identical wire for that loop. It connects at the pole under the transformer and at the weatherhead on the side of the house. I connected the weatherhead and the cable clamps at the house. They made the connection at the pole and set the height. I left about 3' pigtails at the weatherhead for them to put on crimp connections to attach the part that hangs.

As to who is responsible from there I don't recall. But I am pretty sure they told me anything on that overhead line is their responsibility, and from the weatherhead down that's all mine. So up till the house connection, it's theirs.

Pennsylvania of course.

I'm pretty sure that's how it works here also. My electrician said the main feed should be the highest wire, which it wasn't, but I purchased the house like this and have never had a problem until now

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Originally Posted by 96 Vette CE View Post
I had a 10 foot hollow pole with wires inside from meter running up side of my house to the roof line. Truck pulled down pole running up the side of my house and it broke off from the meter, power still connected though.
We're gonna need an MS Paint diagram.
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Originally Posted by KarlK View Post


and if that doesn't work, have FPD write them a scathing diatribe of a letter

BTW what kind of **** hole neighborhood do you live in? pellet heater? power cables overhead, not buried?
lol
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