Originally Posted by Pipeman
I measured mine. It's 13 ft at the top of the AC. I have called the city to have branches cut on our street because they were low. The legal height is 13 ft 6 inch. I would think you could call the cable company and get them to raise the height.
There are different standards for wire heights... whats it to be placed and maintained at. I worked for various phone companies for many years. The requirement for clearance over your driveway has to be so you are not impeded, I would say above 18 feet. These are for low voltage, high voltage is another ball of wax.
(B) Clearances. Overhead conductor spans for system not over 600V must maintain the following clearances: Figure 230-11 230-24B.cdr
(1) 10 ft at the electric service entrance to buildings, at the lowest point of the drip loop of the building electric entrance, above finished grade, sidewalks, or platform or projection from which they might be accessible to pedestrians, where the voltage is not in excess of 150V to ground.
(2) 12 ft above residential property and driveways, and those commercial areas not subject to truck traffic, where the voltage does not exceed 300V to ground.
(3) 15 ft above those areas listed in the 12 ft classification, where the voltage exceeds 300V to ground.
(4) 18 ft over public streets, alleys, roads, parking areas subject to truck traffic, driveways on other than residential property, and other areas traversed by vehicles such as cultivated, grazing, forest, and orchard. Department of Transportation (DOT) type right of ways in rural areas are many times used by slow-moving and tall farming machinery to avoid impeding traffic flow.
Whoever owns this cable / wiring must raise it, or bury it, or in someway change it so so you can drive in and out of your driveway.