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johnny331 06-29-2007 07:12 PM

siders - how do you side a service meter box
 
To the pro vinyl siders...

How do you work around a service meter box? Side under it, upto it, flash it?

I have to mount one tomorrow, and want to get the best finish from my siding later next month.

Clutchcargo 06-29-2007 09:34 PM

See this thread.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/installing-meter-box-getting-siding-later-9468/

AtlanticWBConst. 06-30-2007 09:54 AM

We fabricate "baseplates" out of Pre Primed 1 X stock or 1 X composite stock, or even 5/4 stock. Dependant on whether the electrican is required by the town/state to do the actual removal/re-install of the utility box, or not...we always do the baseplate work. We do this for all the areas that require some kind of additional "fitment" of an exterior fixture where lap siding won't align properly with the fixture(s) - (properly weather-sealed).
Sometimes, we may have to fabricate the baseplate, then cut it in half, then install the two halves from opposite directions - if it is not possible to easily have the fixture disconnected.

Examples:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...T/DSC01658.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...T/DSC01661.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...T/DSC01654.jpg


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