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Old 03-26-2013, 09:31 AM   #16
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Article please? It's done all the time around here, as I hear
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When doing mobile home installs here I buy two 10' 6x6 and bury them 4' in the ground then run a couple 2x8 treated between them and mount a meter main to it. In the POCO rule book here a meter pedestal has to be on two 6x6 posts set 4' in the ground. How will you wire between the two when they are back to back on a 6x6?
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So how high off the ground is the main breaker?
That would be about 4.5'-5', I guess. The post is 4' off grade.
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How will you wire between the two when they are back to back on a 6x6?
I never said it was easy, but it's done. Aside from the bending-radius requirements of the wires, I think it's a fair install.
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When doing mobile home installs here I buy two 10' 6x6 and bury them 4' in the ground then run a couple 2x8 treated between them and mount a meter main to it. In the POCO rule book here a meter pedestal has to be on two 6x6 posts set 4' in the ground.
Yeah, I'll remember this in the future. Unfortunately, our POCO doesn't even give us a print of what they require. On the flip side, Northern Indiana's POCO does.
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This is and example of what our install's look like.

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This is and example of what our install's look like.

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More digging!

I'm sure mine would have been fine had I gotten a 6x6x10' (instead of the 8'), and I would have taken more time in looking at what I had, measurement-wise)

Mine should have been centered, and not coming atop the post.

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