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Old 03-30-2008, 12:55 PM   #1
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(power not turned on yet) On my meter base connected to house with six lugs, there are two lines (ground I think), one from power pole w/ green line and one exposed from fuse box that connect to the two inside lugs (on top of each other) in the meter base, (along with the copper wire into screw). Is it ok if these two lines are touching each other inside where they connect to the lugs? I am assuming it is since they are all connected on the same up and down connector. Does this post make sense, I hope? Thanks


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Old 03-30-2008, 02:43 PM   #2
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Who hooked up the wires? If the wires that are touching are common to one another as you say, it will not be a problem as they are connected together by means of the bus connector. What I am trying to say is if these wires are meant to be together, if they are touching each other what would be the issue. I think you have no issue as the hot conductors are insulated and the bond, ground and neutral are connected anyway. The one from the house is the water line bonding conductor (bare). The ground rod wire is also bare and the SE cable bonding wrap is bare. They can touch each other or the enclosure.

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Old 03-30-2008, 02:52 PM   #3
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thanks JV, I hooked up the wires as I had to remove meter base and re-attach after electrician was done (long story, can be found in another post)
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just wanted to "bump" this post up and hopefully get a second or third opinion that all is well.....POCO will be installing meter and turning on power in the next day or two, thanks
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:44 AM   #5
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A pic. will make it easier for someone to answer. It sounds like this is the GEC connection. If that is the case, you will be ok.

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Old 03-31-2008, 02:45 PM   #6
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This pic is a fairly standard residential meter box. Using a clock as a locator, the positions at 10 and 2 will be your hot LINE connections, at 8 and 4 are your LOAD connections, down the middle are the neutral connections. Since the neutral connections are on the same buss bracket, it doesnt matter if they touch each other since they are connected to the same buss.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:19 PM   #8
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a picture really is worth a thousand words....... thank you very much

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