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Old 08-08-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
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I overtightened a meter head clamp on one of the hot wires going into my house and stripped the threads out. would it be ok to use a helicoil to repair the damaged threads? even tho the helicoil would be steel?

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I wouldn't. Bite the bullet and get a new meter pan and use the parts. Chalk it up as a $50 lesson.

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im just curious as to why you wouldnt. corrosion?

my meter box is made by milbank and they have since changed the design so i would have to change it all i believe. it is shaped like an L with a hex head bolt and now they have gone to allen head set screws.



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it wouldnt be a questions of if it would fail, but when..
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I am on the same page as Speedy Pete with this one and I have see few meter socket lugs are damaged by overtoqured.

With alum conductors you have to be little more carefull than copper verison is and ditto with lugs if you have a toqure wrench you will see why we have to keep it from going too much due we know if too much it can do more damage with it.

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