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Old 09-10-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

As I've talked about in another post, I'm redoing my electric service/panel. I have a question about the connection from the panel to the socket.

I have 2" rigid connecting the panel to the meter socket. The piece of conduit is ~ 6' long. The conduit will enter the the meter socket through the back (no LB).

Will a hub like this:

http://menards.com/main/electrical/r...092-c-9538.htm

be an adequate connection between the conduit and the meter socket outside? Will this meet code?

If not could you offer suggestions?

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The hub is fine for rigid....but....I seem to recall entering a panel from the back is a No No.....but don't quote me on it....lets wait for sparky, kbuz, greg or some of the other experts to chime in

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The hub is fine for rigid....but....I seem to recall entering a panel from the back is a No No.....but don't quote me on it....lets wait for sparky, kbuz, greg or some of the other experts to chime in
There is no problem entering a panel from the back. To the OP why use rigid? Personally I would use PVC or emt.
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Thanks for the replies.

I'm using the rigid because when buying 10' pieces to get to the weatherhead I end up with the perfect size left over to get from the panel to the meter socket.

This hub and the conduit will go into the back of the meter socket, it will come out of the top of the breaker panel into a rigid LR (which I've bought already) into the back of the meter socket.

So this hub is acceptable for an outside waterproof connection to the back of the meter socket? Do I need something else too? A bonding bushing or something?

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this is called a meyers hub and is used for outside work
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I can't see a problem with it, but you will still need a 2" rigid connector and ground bushing on either the socket or the panel for the cut end of the conduit.
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Great, thanks for the replies.

By rigid connector I assume you mean one of these?



http://menards.com/main/electrical/r...115-c-9538.htm


I was going to have the cut end of the rigid threaded. Do I still need the the compression connector?

As for the ground bushing, I will have one on the panel side. Do I need on also on the socket side?

This is what I got:

http://menards.com/main/electrical/r...865-c-9538.htm

Am I right to assume that there will be a ground wire from that lug to the ground bus bar?

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Am I right to assume that there will be a ground wire from that lug to the ground bus bar?

Thanks again guys!
That is correct however if you are making yur own knockouts I don't think you need the ground bushing.
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Does your power company allow connections out of the back of the socket?
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I am not making my own knockouts, there are pre-made knockouts on the back of the meter base.

My POCO is ComEd. That is a good question if they accept back connections or not. Their literature as to their requirements don't mention it specifically... some of the illustrations do show conduit exiting through the base.

I guess I'll have to call them later.

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