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The service raceway is not properly supported, and the communications drop is not permitted to share the mast. See Section 230-28. Also, the service entrance conductors are not formed in a drip loop per Section 230-54(f). Finally, the service mast, and the service conductors are within 5 ft of the gas tank vent pipes. This violates Table 514-2.

Class I Locations — Service Stations. Vent — Discharging Upward in a Class 1 location, within 3 ft of open end of vent, extending in all directions. Class 2 location, the space must be between 3 ft and 5 ft of open end of vent, extending in all directions.

Dick Maki, President
DMH Electric — Clinton, Mass.

Allen Rathke, Owner
Allen Electric, LLC — Topeka, Kan.