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Meter in wiring to main breaker panel


I'm installing a flush mounted meter in box and a breaker panel side by side with a stud in between, Does the SER wire have to be in conduit if it is installed in the walls and the walls covered?

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I'm installing a flush mounted meter in box and a breaker panel side by side with a stud in between, Does the SER wire have to be in conduit if it is installed in the walls and the walls covered?
Oui et Non ( Yes and No ) depending on your state code requirment.

But I rather have this in the conduit for safety sake espcally with UNFUSED part I get few service call when someone was not aware that they did hit the service entrance cable and do pretty good damage when they short it out.

So that one reason why I rather run this in conduit for safety reason.

Oh btw SER cable can be a pain in butt when you try to snake them in the conduit so just go with THHN/THWN copper or XPLE/RTW alum conductors ( it must be dual rated otherwise it can not be used indoor at all )

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Oui et Non ( Yes and No ) depending on your state code requirment.

But I rather have this in the conduit for safety sake espcally with UNFUSED part I get few service call when someone was not aware that they did hit the service entrance cable and do pretty good damage when they short it out.

So that one reason why I rather run this in conduit for safety reason.

Oh btw SER cable can be a pain in butt when you try to snake them in the conduit so just go with THHN/THWN copper or XPLE/RTW alum conductors ( it must be dual rated otherwise it can not be used indoor at all )

Merci,
Marc
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But I'm willing to bet that it does. I pretty sure any new power line connections will require the use of a weatherhead....which can only attach to a metal pipe.....and you would have a hard time getting that pipe to stay up unless it goes all the way down to the meter.

Install the pipe....the last thing you want to happen is someone drive a screw through a wall into a 100A plus wire.....it wouldn't be pretty.
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