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n175h 11-26-2012 06:19 PM

200 amp meter loop critique my work
 
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I installed my 200 amp service main today and am posting here for critique. I have to call for an inspection and want to make sure all is well.

I had an old mast with 3/0 THWN wire, so I used that from the head to the meter can. I bought 5' of 3/0 wire to make the run from the can to the main breaker. My ground wire is #4 and run in conduit out the bottom of the meter can. AEP only requires one ground rod.

n175h 11-26-2012 06:22 PM

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One thing that bugs me is I have the bottom of the mast standing off the pole 3/4" and flush against the pole at the top, so it has daylight between it and the pole at the bottom. Any chance of getting gigged on that?

You can't see it very well in the picture, but the POCO transformer is on the pole behind mine in the picture. It's about 10' from my pole. My service mast is about 15' above grade.

TTW 11-26-2012 06:24 PM

I don't see a ground wire from the meter base to the disconnect panel, maybe it just doesn't show in the pic. Besides that looks good to me!

n175h 11-26-2012 06:24 PM

Neutral is taped white at both ends. Ground it taped green at both ends. Bonding jumper is connected.

k_buz 11-26-2012 06:26 PM

Is that a metal or PVC offset nipple?

k_buz 11-26-2012 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TTW (Post 1061092)
I don't see a ground wire from the meter base to the disconnect panel, maybe it just doesn't show in the pic. Besides that looks good to me!

You wouldn't need a separate ground.

brric 11-26-2012 06:59 PM

That panel needs a hub or sealing washer. Is the lower end of the emt with the ground wire bonded on the lower end?

n175h 11-26-2012 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by k_buz (Post 1061094)
Is that a metal or PVC offset nipple?


Metal Offset.

I needed as much offset available to get the 1/2" EMT to pass behind the panel. I guess I should have used flex, but I had the EMT in my store room, handy, so I grabbed it and used it.

BTW: The wire in the pipe is 3/0 CU. Ground wire is #4

n175h 11-26-2012 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by brric (Post 1061117)
That panel needs a hub or sealing washer. Is the lower end of the emt with the ground wire bonded on the lower end?

Darn, missed the sealing washer, but I don't think our local electricians ever use one. I'll drive out to a new subdivision tomorrow and look.

No, the lower end is not bonded. I've never seen that done anywhere in our jurisdiction. The electricians just pass it through the pipe end and clamp the wire to the rod.

n175h 11-26-2012 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by brric (Post 1061117)
That panel needs a hub or sealing washer. Is the lower end of the emt with the ground wire bonded on the lower end?

I just remembered. The top of the panel under the offset nipple has a beveled edge upward. Would that suffice for a raintite seal sans the sealing washer? Same configuration on top of the meter can, also.

n175h 11-26-2012 07:13 PM

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I also hooked up a GFCI circuit

brric 11-26-2012 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by n175h (Post 1061126)
I just remembered. The top of the panel under the offset nipple has a beveled edge upward. Would that suffice for a raintite seal sans the sealing washer? Same configuration on top of the meter can, also.

Needs a hub.

k_buz 11-26-2012 07:25 PM

Also need a bonding bushing in the meter socket.

TTW 11-26-2012 07:50 PM

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/...andOffHang.jpg

Would these work for you, not sure if they are just for metallic conduit or ok for pvc.

electures 11-26-2012 08:38 PM

The metal raceway containing the ground wire needs to be bonded at both ends or change raceway to PVC. Meyers hub on top of the panel. Grounding bushing for offset nipple.


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