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Mule98 09-23-2012 04:05 PM

meter socket
 
i have a 200A meter socket that is made for overhead service, can i pun a blank on the top hole and use the K/Os on the bottom for my conduit

Code05 09-23-2012 04:14 PM

In many cases yes; however, it has to be the correct blank cover for the meter base.

jbfan 09-23-2012 04:20 PM

Yes, but you have to use one made for that meter base.

bobelectric 09-23-2012 06:25 PM

No! Underground meter bases have to have a barrier seperating line from load.

Code05 09-23-2012 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobelectric (Post 1015934)
No! Underground meter bases have to have a barrier seperating line from load.

Many meter bases are designed for over head and underground/lateral service.

What barrier? Never seen a resi meter base with any type of barrier.

Got a link to this design?

jbfan 09-23-2012 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Code05 (Post 1015958)
Many meter bases are designed for over head and underground/lateral service.

What barrier? Never seen a resi meter base with any type of barrier.

Got a link to this design?

I've only seen the barrier on all in one meter bases.

frenchelectrican 09-23-2012 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mule98 (Post 1015835)
i have a 200A meter socket that is made for overhead service, can i pun a blank on the top hole and use the K/Os on the bottom for my conduit

It can be done mais see my comment below.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobelectric (Post 1015934)
No! Underground meter bases have to have a barrier seperating line from load.

Only few underground specfic meter socket and all in one box which I know they do have them but for oveheader's none what I know of.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Code05 (Post 1015958)
Many meter bases are designed for over head and underground/lateral service.

What barrier? Never seen a resi meter base with any type of barrier.

Got a link to this design?

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbfan (Post 1016004)
I've only seen the barrier on all in one meter bases.

Mule98.,

Let me give you a head up if you going to converted from overhead to underground I am seriouslly that you check with POCO to see if they can keep that socket otherwise you will have to get a underground meter socket that part you will need to check into before you get too far with it.

If your POCO do keep that one and converted to underground conduit go the largest you can most case it will be either 2 or 2.5 inch size and may end up useing expaning sleeve to prevent any damage in case you have hard frost in your area.

Merci,
Marc

Code05 09-23-2012 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbfan (Post 1016004)
I've only seen the barrier on all in one meter bases.

Good point, I was not thinking of meter combos, only straight bases.


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