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Old 06-22-2012, 09:18 AM   #31
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From the meter to the disconnect I was planning on running SE cable, is that acceptable? That will be the last thing I do once the power is turned off.
Sure its done all the time but be sure it is routed so it isn't subject to what the inspector will call subject to physical damage.

I'm not big on exposed cable outside but it is acceptable. I'd rather use 80 and individual wires, imo better design and easier to work with.

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I agree with you but my disconnect is about 2 feet right of my meter at the same height, the wires come out of the bottom of the meter and enter the top of the disconnect. I wouldnt be able to make the schedule 80 turn with sweeps. Other than LBs, which would look kind of dumb, what could I do?
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Most meters and disconnects I have seen have knockouts on the sides, run conduit straight across. If one or both do not have a side knockout, cut one.
Running a SE cable as you suggest is going to look pretty lame.
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Ill have to see if I could do that it would look clean. I might have to move the disconnect down a few inches so the lower side knockout on the meter lines up with the upper side knockout on the disconnect. Any height requirements on the disconnect other than it has to be less than 6'7"? Is there a minimum height to watch for? And thanks again everyones been really helpful.
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I just looked at it and I could come out the side of the meter and into the top of the disconnect with an LB. That would put my shutoff switch at roughly 40" above grade, is that an acceptable height?
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I just looked at it and I could come out the side of the meter and into the top of the disconnect with an LB. That would put my shutoff switch at roughly 40" above grade, is that an acceptable height?
I am not sure of the height requirement but why not go straight across to the side of the disconnect without the LB. Seems to me that would look better than having the disconnect lower than the meter.
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Disconnect doesn't have a side knockout on the top Id like to do what you suggested too.
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Disconnect doesn't have a side knockout on the top Id like to do what you suggested too.
Use a hole saw and cut the hole you need.
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Being a carpenter I like that idea, falls within my territory. Inspector wont be pissed I modified the box? Id silicone it to make it watertight.

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