PVC is a good option but it can become damaged and weathered over time. PVC when exposed to the elements become brittle and can crack. This service cable to the right probably had ice build up behind it during a winter snow storm. Over time the plastic straps broke off and allowed the main service mast to swing freely - do you see the black cord hanging? Age and weather has cracked the plastic conduit and has exposed the electrical cables. Now the homeowner needs to replace the service entrance.
Here is another service cable run within a metal conduit. This conduit will never become brittle and will last much longer. Installation in a metal conduit does add to the up- front cost but it will last longer then a service cable run in a PVC conduit. Metal is an upgrade to consider if your homes electrical service equipment if exposed to outside elements. Click here to learn more about updating outdated electrical equipment...
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