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Question DetailsAsked on 9/8/2014

Wooden riser on garage that holds main power lines fell.

A wooden beam riser that held the power lines that run from main power to our house has collapsed and are laying on our garage roof. What would it cost to have some one come out and put a more stable riser up on our garage?

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Depends on your locale - in some areas the power company will fix this, in others you need an Electrician. If the lines are laying on your roof, I would certainly have the power company come out and shut the power to those lines off till fixed. BTW - in many areas this would be called a Weatherhead Post. Depending on your code, may well have to be replaced with metal pipe to be legal under current code.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


I live in IL and Com Ed said it was my responsibility to replace the pole the lines were on and then they will come out and drop the lines and attach them to the new pole. So I guess I need to find an electrician that will come out and do this it sounds like.

Answered 6 years ago by pfcfaflik


Yeah - sounds like. If the lines are deenergized and "tagged out" by ComEd then a carpenter or handyman could probably do it too - otherwise around energized lines would have to be by an electrician. I would recommend using copper treated incised wood (the kind with the little slices all over it from treatment) so it should last basically forever.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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