I wish to build a shed, but the location I want to use has an overhead power cable running from the utility pole to the neighbor's house. The line has about 12' of clearance from the ground.

Is there a minimum clearance for overhead lines over a shed? Or is the site just not feasible?

  • That's pretty odd their overhead is running across your property. Kind of a dumb question; you're sure it's running over your property, opposed to just thinking it's yours because you've used and maintained it for n years etc?
    – brehma
    Nov 1, 2019 at 22:53
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    What pitch is the roof on the planned shed? (Yes, it actually matters, bigtime even) Nov 1, 2019 at 23:02
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    I've got the neighbors service drop running through the air across my property. Must not be too uncommon... Nov 2, 2019 at 1:17
  • is that shown as a right-of-way on your deed/survey?
    – peinal
    Nov 2, 2019 at 13:53
  • The utility pole is in the rear middle of our yard. From there it distributes power to both our houses, with the line to the neighbors crossing our yard at a diagonal. Nov 2, 2019 at 16:10


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