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Old 08-01-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Do I need to remove the meter to put siding under or can I side around it for codd issues


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Old 08-01-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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It depends but usually not. What's behind the meter now? What type of siding?


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Old 08-01-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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Its a cinder block house...going to install 1 inch strips to attach the siding to
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I did my own siding last year and didn't want to remove power box so just put trim around it like the windows and doors.

If for some reason it ever has to come off then I can remove the trim and put siding up.
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Got a picture? Part depends if the meter is mounted to a base or to the wall.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #6
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Last time I sided an older house, the owner was getting a new service installed, so the electrician on the job left the new base with the meter loose so I could install a mounting block behind it. Don't remember if I got the block at the siding warehouse or the electrician brought it. But it was like one of these: http://www.lowes.com/pd_89145-44645-...%7C1&facetInfo=

Bigger version of the J-blocks made to mount light fixtures and the like. If you're furring out the block 1" you would want to run the furring and then mount the block to the furring.
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