I need to secure a 10 feet service mast that will past through the roof on the outside. From grade to top of roof is just over 10 feet. Utilities company has stipulated that the mast must be at least 14 ft high from the ground. I have overlapping wood sidings so the surface is not flat (see updated photo).
Second photo shows the PGE's utilities spotting. The service line is surprisingly well clear of trees, considering it is OR, so I might be able to get away without guide wires if I keep the total mast height below 24 inches. Concrete tiled roofs make for extra work! The service feed line comes in from the left frame of the photo.
Two concern with using Kinkorf straps:
- The overlapping siding is not a flat surface. Mounting the channel tube on it would result in about a 10-15 degree tilt.
- The service line will be pulling from the left and the channel tubes also run left-right.
I can locate the studs, figuring that I can secure the Kindorf rails directly to them. This would avoid tearing out the wall panels on inside. Would these factors still result in a stable mounting using Kinkorf bracing? A second related question is, can I use the Kindorf braces to secure the meter socket? PGE's handbook says that the meter support backing should be a 2x4.