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?
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.