This question applies to both of these projects. How do I work safely around the service entrance and drop? Unlike other electrical projects have completed, this one has no means of deenergizing the conductors I'm working with. That jacks up the stakes a little bit. This seems like a common issue but I can't find it really addressed anywhere.
It seems that I will need to disturb the mast, conduit, and meter on the outside of the house to install the siding. At some point I'm going to have to be within the 3ft minimum clearance for working on a sub300V line. It also seems like the power company would care about me disturbing their service entrance but I can't imagine that siding contractors dutifully call the power company to have them move service entrances long enough to slide some siding underneath it.
As far as the new service panel goes, the same problem arises. I know that I need to get the power company to install to size the conductors for the amps I want to upgrade to. After they leave, I'm still left with the problem of hooking hot cables into my new service panel.
Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!