Quote Originally Posted by rtparso View Post
Every place I have seen, for above ground service there is a fused switch on the pole. Takes about 30 seconds. VS if 2 of the wires had touched you would of had an arc flash that would have at least knocked both of them off the ladders. Melted all the exposed synthetic cloth. At least second degree burns most likely some time off work with burned hands.
The switch for our utility feed is further upstream ( down the lane ) ---- so without knocking power out for about a dozen homes ---- how else would you do it ?