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Old 11-10-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Meter pan, where to come out of?


Can you come out of the side of a meter pan by making your own knock-out with a punch?

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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check with your local inspector and poco.....I don't see a problem as long as you are going to use listed parts...but I have never done this in my 30 years.....do you have green lee punch or similar???.....is this a pipe/seu/pvc ?? setup...if it is piped why not just 90 out bottom???...


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Old 11-10-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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The meter bases we use already have ko's on the side. What's the issue?
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:22 PM   #4
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I want to put an ATS on the left side of the meter pan and there are no KO's in it. I would be using a short piece of 2" PVC to connect the meter pan to the ATS.

I have a Greenlee hydraulic KO set to make a nice KO with.

I guess I could come out the bottom of the meter pan, 90 over and then 90 back up into the bottom of the ATS, basically a "U" shape pipe, but that would be ugly and unnecessary.
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Never saw one without ko's on the side. Make sure your ATS is service rated.
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I'm not lying, I swear mine does not have KO's. The ATS is service rated, outdoor rated, and rated for the size of my service.
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Is this an antique 100 amp meter socket?
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Is this an antique 100 amp meter socket?
No, it's a 3 year old 200A meter pan. Why won't you get over this??
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I too will join the club of never seeing one that did not have knockout already. The ones I see typically have both sides and three across the bottom.
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No one wants to actually help?
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Here's an example, not mine but similar.

Now if you needed to come out of the right side, would you be able to make your own KO?

Or are you just going to tell me that it doesn't exist?

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call your supply house and order one with side access....like I said earlier I have never punched a hole in one for resi....just order it and go...
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call your supple house and order one with side access....like I said earlier I have never punched a hole in one for resi....just order it and go...
I don't want to have to replace the meter pan if I could just punch out the existing one.

I am wondering if any electrician know if it would be acceptable to punch a KO on the side.
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call your local inspector (AHJ) and ask them...he can tell you..not all areas are the same....some power companies are stricter than others...the bluebook may tell you on line check your pocos web site..they may say order a prepunch only...maybe
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I don't want to have to replace the meter pan if I could just punch out the existing one.

I am wondering if any electrician know if it would be acceptable to punch a KO on the side.
Punch the damn thing out and be done with it. It is not an NEC violation. Local authorities and/or POCO may have a different opinion. The right side of that can is where the POCO connections will be.

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