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Service Entrance Conductors
Service entrance conductors (aka, "service feed wire") run from the weather-head (exterior point of attachment) from the utility pole to the electric panel (usually the circuit breaker box). For most homes, the service entrance conductor will be located on or near the roof and tie into the overhead electrical lines. In neighborhoods with underground electrical lines, the service entrance conductor will be located near the foundation.
Wherever there is electricity, there is the potential for safety problems. During the home inspection, the inspector will make sure that the service entrance conductor is undamaged, is the proper size for the material used and is located the required distance from the roof, windows, doors, walkways and driving surfaces.