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Old 04-29-2015, 12:06 PM   #1
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I am in the process of ordering supplies for my vinyl siding job this spring/summer. I will be siding over my wood siding with housewrap, and the installing the siding. Currently, my electrical service attaches to a weather head at the top of the gable end of my house, then runs down to the meter at the top. Next it runs from the bottom of the meter box into a 90 degree sill plate and into my basement panel. My question concers how I am supposed to re-attach the cabling to the side of the house once the vinyl is on? I don't want to put a bunch of screw holes in the brand new siding. I will add some pictures once I get home from work. Thanks!

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Ideally it should all be in CONDUIT, attached to the house at the roof edge, and the sill plate.

So no screws needed to attach it, J channel around the meter box, and sided normally thereafter.



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Even a conduit is going to require conduit straps to secure it.

There is nothing wrong with SE cable.

Look at the mm18 from Arlington.
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Ideally it should all be in CONDUIT, attached to the house at the roof edge, and the sill plate.

So no screws needed to attach it, J channel around the meter box, and sided normally thereafter.



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I agree , put it in conduit . The conduit , straps and screws can be painted to match the siding .

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Here's a pic of the cable coming down to the meter
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Here's the service cable attached to the gable fascia.
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Here's where it enters the house.
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Ignore the window, they are going to be integrated with the housewrap. I also already bought the Arlington mm22 to mount the meter on. I guess the conduit clamps will be fine on the fascia, but they're still what I have to use on the siding itself? Also, how do I handle, as far as flashing and siding, where to cable enters the house?
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Two hole straps and long screws. J channel.

This should probably be in a sidelong forum.

I see around here these siders take EVERYTHING off the wall then reattach it. Or j channel everything or just the meter

They pry the meter pan off. Pretty gutsy haveing the screws roll around in alive meter.

For me I would temp support this an that and remove everything from the wall then re attach.


Maybe you could get an electrician by you to keep it safe. Take it away from the house then re support it.


That or I channel and screwing around.
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Yeah. I'm going to call an electrician for it. I already emailed the power company and they told me to call an electrician to come remove it as well.
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Be safe .

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That does NOT have to be in conduit. In some places it is required or SOP for conduit, but typically not.
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Conduit on the exterior is SOP in my little part of the world . Can not say about the rest of the big wide world .

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I really hate when there is J channel alongside the riser. Looks like hall.
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Can you maybe put a wrapped PT 2x6 running vertical from the meter and side up to it? Trim it out with J channel. Use 2 hole SE straps spaced evenly and it should look pretty good.

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