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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 02:05 PM
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185. If it's within 30 feet of the line
that's practically the width of my lot, and I'm not kidding about that. This lot is actually a half-width lot, which is why the duplex is situated front to back and we have a very small yard. The offending lines, which are actually the phone lines since the electric lines are much higher and were NOT impacted by the tree, are literally about three feet off the edge of my carport roof.

A little history, When I first moved into this place, it had a flat roof and the lines ran diagonally across from a pole on the northeast corner of my property to one on the southwest corner. In the winter I'd have to get up on the roof to shovel off the snow because the roof was bad. Sometimes the lines would be literally sagging down into the snow. When I had a pitched roof put on, the utility companies had to come out and install a new pole and wiring because my roof would have interfered with their existing line. This whole neighborhood is covered with wires -- it's a wonder anyone could even build a house in here.

For those familiar with Anchorage, I live in the Spenard-Turnagain area, which is an old part of town with "iffy" zoning.
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