Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-23-2008, 10:15 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

electrical


Is there a code requirement foor the location of the outdoor electric meter? I am installing an underground meter duct to be connected to a new service panel. Is there a minimum height for the new service panel?


Last edited by HIHOKC; 11-23-2008 at 10:18 AM. Reason: added a question
HIHOKC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 10:34 AM   #2
nap
You talking to me?
 
nap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: sw mi
Posts: 5,407
Default

electrical


the meter location in most areas is determined by the power company. Most POCO's I have dealt with like it about 5- 5 1/2 feet off the ground. In my area, the POCO even determines where on the house it is installed. They are not jerks about it generally but once in awhile they make a person mount it in an unwanted location.

panel mounting height. max height is 6'7" to top breaker. There is no minimum but just don;t mount it at the floor if there is any possibility of flooding it.

nap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 03:40 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,543
Default

electrical


Not really...If it doesn't have a disconnect it must be close enough to the first disconnect...no unfused service conductors more than 5ft into a structure...
rgsgww is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 04:44 PM   #4
Electrician
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Connecticut, Litchfield
Posts: 2,015
Default

electrical


Quote:
Originally Posted by rgsgww View Post
no unfused service conductors more than 5ft into a structure...
Where did you get that code from?
chris75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 06:14 PM   #5
nap
You talking to me?
 
nap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: sw mi
Posts: 5,407
Default

electrical


Quote:
Originally Posted by rgsgww View Post
Not really...If it doesn't have a disconnect it must be close enough to the first disconnect...no unfused service conductors more than 5ft into a structure...
I'm a callin' ya out. (that's the closest I could get to John Wayne with 2 hip holsters)

Please post support of your 5' claim.

actually the code (NEC) states a readily accessible location nearest the point of entrance of the service conductors. You may be under a different code.
nap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 06:15 PM   #6
Electrician
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 105
Default

electrical


Quote:
Originally Posted by rgsgww View Post
Not really...If it doesn't have a disconnect it must be close enough to the first disconnect...no unfused service conductors more than 5ft into a structure...
The code does not give a length limit, only says an accessible point nearest the point of entrance. This is a judgement call by the AHJ.

Some want the panel back to back with the meter, some will allow 5', 10' or more depending on the situation.
EBFD6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 06:17 PM   #7
Electrician
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 105
Default

electrical


Quote:
Originally Posted by nap View Post
I'm a callin' ya out. (that's the closest I could get to John Wayne with 2 hip holsters)

Please post support of your 5' claim.

actually the code (NEC) states a readily accessible location nearest the point of entrance of the service conductors. You may be under a different code.
How dare you type faster than me and beat me to the punch!
EBFD6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 07:25 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,543
Default

electrical


I just read through the codes...I wasn't surprised that it wasn't there...

rgsgww is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's the ICC Electrical Code? Chuck Electrical 7 02-20-2013 10:19 AM
low-voltage and electrical wiring sharing same stud space jheavner Electrical 21 10-06-2011 11:16 AM
Electrical Box near Shower Valve dasajame Electrical 3 07-07-2008 06:46 AM
2 Prong Electrical mjcongleton Electrical 10 04-16-2008 08:59 AM
Please Help - Weird electrical issue affecting home network sxpsxpsxp Electrical 23 02-03-2008 11:42 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.