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Watch Out for Weatherheads!

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What’s a Weatherhead?

A weatherhead is a waterproof cap that protects a service drop—the point where overhead electric wires from a power pole enter a building, usually via a hollow metal pole called a service mast. (You may also hear it called a weather cap, service head, or service entrance cap). The weatherhead is shaped like a hood, with one side sloping down so that moisture will flow off and away from the connection. The electric wires enter the mast through the underside of this hood, typically through watertight rubberized gaskets.

Know the Risks

While weatherheads are designed to stand up to wind, rain, and snow, they are vulnerable to impact from solid objects, like tools or fallen tree branches...

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