I need to replace the service line for 200A service and the current line is just fastened to the exterior wall with straps. It does terminate at a service head but the rest is unprotected, including where it enters the home. I'm rather uncomfortable with leaving this cable unprotected, but it would also be very difficult to install rigid conduit given the odd angles it would need to make.
What is required? and what is best practice when the path from the service head to the meter is nowhere near a straight line?
Don't judge. It's a very ugly house. Hence the renovation. Yes, all the garbage is gone. I took these before we brought in a demolition team. As you can see there is a service head limply hanging there which sloppily wraps around the house to the basement with 2ga wire. Obviously I need to replace it with 4/0 for 200A, but I'd like to make it a little more presentable for the inspector.