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Old 04-02-2008, 07:12 PM   #16
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Assuming he has the poco connect the driploop and pull his meter I see nothing that difficult about this. This type work is done quite often by homeowners that have the skill level to accomplish it, when they are building a new home and acting as the contractor.

Or are you saying incorrect information has been given? If so please correct me for any errors.

I have no problems with the INFO being giving out, IMO i think the job at hand is not a DIY type job, this is just my opinion.

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Old 04-02-2008, 07:25 PM   #17
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Thats a fair statement and I can't say as I am always consistent in my judgement. My wife says I'm not.... This is one that I had to spend a bit of time on whether to refer him to an electrician. Your point is well taken. He struck me as not the average homeowner in regards to electrical.

I do have a question about meters and their rating when compared to the dwelling demand load calculation and main panel size. This thread caused me to think of it. I'll put up a image of a drawing in a new thread I would appreciate your input.
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Thats a fair statement and I can't say as I am always consistent in my judgement. My wife says I'm not.... This is one that I had to spend a bit of time on whether to refer him to an electrician. Your point is well taken. He struck me as not the average homeowner in regards to electrical.

I do have a question about meters and their rating when compared to the dwelling demand load calculation and main panel size. This thread caused me to think of it. I'll put up a image of a drawing in a new thread I would appreciate your input.
Hey, you could be right, the guy could well possible be able to handle the job...
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Thanks for the vote of confidence Stubbie, I do own a level and some lag bolts so I think I can put in a new meter base. The only thing I lack is the knowledge of how to size the SE conductors for a situation like this. I don't believe the situation is that uncommon cause I've seen other houses around with the same thing.

So the general consensus is that I need a 320 amp meter base and 250 MCM copper from the drip loop to the line side of the meter?

And rest assured that the utility will be cutting the lines and pulling the meter.
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If the poster is really J. (as in Jason) Voorhees, at least he's taken up honest work -- and remains fearless. Slashing teenagers in Friday the 13th movies can't go on forever...
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Yes, as far as the service entrance is concerned. 250MCM copper is good for 300 amps. But you need to be sure to check with the power company that the transformer and service drop can provide that to the dwelling meter base.
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If the poster is really J. (as in Jason) Voorhees, at least he's taken up honest work -- and remains fearless. Slashing teenagers in Friday the 13th movies can't go on forever...

I was going to have my 2 buddies, M. Myers and F. Krueger come over and help me since they've been kind of out of work lately. They tend to get a bit edgy if they sit around too long
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One final comment and that is some poco's and local jurisdictions will require the meter base to be wired with service entrance conductors equal to the meter base rating.... so just a heads up.

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