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Old 02-27-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Meter socket distance from wall

Is there a requirement on how far a meter socket can be away from the wall?
I have a meter socket that I installed on my metal barn at the ranch.
The walls are corregated in a pattern that will not allow my meter to sit flush with the wall and has to stick out 1-1/4". When I got ready to install the riser, it hits the decorative flashing at the roof overhang. The wife doesn't like that I would have to cut into the flashing and wants me to go out another 2". I already have my 1-1/4 spacers installed with metal brackets on the inside of the wall for support.
Can the meter socket be 3-1/4" away from the main wall?
If so, what the best way to separate this since I already have holes in the siding?


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Old 02-27-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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Meter socket distance from wall

There are few ways you can do this.,

Option A ) double up the strut channel to bring it out further so your mast can have a clean shot straight up.

Option B) Make a offset kick on the mast conduit ( this you will have to ask a electrician or muffer shop to bend it for you ) this methold I used pretty often.

Just be aware you may have a good chance you will have to make a backguyed mast support.
(If it do go over 2.5 feet or higher otherwise specifed by POCO.)



The answer will be based on NEC ( National Electrical code ) or CEC ( Cananda Electrical code ) or ECF ( Electrique Code France )
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:40 AM   #3
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How high up is the metal flashing? The mast does not have to be above the roof line. You can have the drop below the roof line if it is high enough. NEC (230.24) says 12' is all you need as long as there will be no truck traffic below.
If you insist on extending the service out, away from the overhang, rest assured it is not a code violation.
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