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Original Version
Rule 54.8-B4(a)


54.8-B4a)    Industrial and Commercial Premises: On premises used for industrial or commercial purposes service drops shall be maintained at a vertical clearance of not less than 8 feet over all buildings and structures.

Service drops are not required to clear buildings any specified horizontal distance but shall be so installed that they clear fire escapes, exits, windows, doors and other points at which human contact might be expected, a horizontal distance of not less than 3 feet.  Where attached to the surface of buildings the installation shall be made in accordance with the Electrical Safety Orders of the Industrial Accident Commission, effective May 1, 1934.

  

Strikeout and Underline
Rule 54.8-B4(a)


54.8-B4a)    Industrial and Commercial premises: On premises used for industrial or commercial purposes service drops shall be maintained at a vertical clearance of not less than 8 feet over all or any portions of buildings and structures, except that service drops of 0-300 volts may be less than 8 feet, but not less than 12 inches, above the cornice, decorative appendage, eave, roof or parapet wall of the building served provided:

 

The cornice, decorative appendage, eave, roof or parapet wall less than 8 feet below such service drops is non-metallic,

 

The point or attachment of the service drops is not more than 18 inches back of the front face of the building wall facing the pole line from which the service drops originate, and

The cornice or decorative appendage which is less than 8 feet below such service drops does not extend more than 12 inches from said front face of building wall.

 

Service drops are not required to clear buildings any specified horizontal distance but shall be so installed that they clear fire escapes exits, windows, doors and other points at which human contact might be expected a horizontal distance of not less than 3 feet.  Where attached to the surface of buildings the installation shall be made in accordance with the Electrical Safety Orders of the Industrial Accident Commission, effective May 1, 1934.

 

Final Version
Rule 54.8-B4(a)


54.8-B4a)    Industrial and Commercial premises: On premises used for industrial or commercial purposes service drops shall be maintained at a vertical clearance of not less than 8 feet over all or any portions of buildings and structures, except that service drops of 0-300 volts may be less than 8 feet, but not less than 12 inches, above the cornice, decorative appendage, eave, roof or parapet wall of the building served provided:

The cornice, decorative appendage, eave, roof or parapet wall less than 8 feet below such service drops is non-metallic,

The point or attachment of the service drops is not more than 18 inches back of the front face of the building wall facing the pole line from which the service drops originate, and

The cornice or decorative appendage which is less than 8 feet below such service drops does not extend more than 12 inches from said front face of building wall.

 

Service drops are not required to clear buildings any specified horizontal distance but shall be so installed that they clear fire escapes exits, windows, doors and other points at which human contact might be expected a horizontal distance of not less than 3 feet.