Grain Bin Clearance Information


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Constructing a grain bin too close to an electric power line is not only hazardous, but it’s a violation of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC). This regulation lists specific minimum distances that must be maintained (both horizontal and vertical clearances) between the bin and any utility-owned overhead lines. A bin constructed too close to a power line may need to be moved, or the power line must be rerouted. Correcting a Code violation is expensive for the property owner and the power supplier.

The image below and the attached article will give you more details about constructing a grain bin.  Please call Inter-County Energy for more infromation before beginning this process.

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