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Old 06-21-2009, 07:31 PM   #16
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i dont like ply in that position water gets in the end grain and it eventually rots .better off using solid pvc block or they do make a vinyl block with a built in j channel for meter pans

Where can I purchase a meter block? Alos, will I have any trouble painting a pvc block?
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:42 PM   #17
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My plywood is even with the meter base
It doesn't extend any further then the meter base
All sides are sealed against weather & has flashing on the top
The sides are mostly blocked by siding, and sealed with caulking



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Old 06-21-2009, 09:27 PM   #18
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Where can I purchase a meter block? Alos, will I have any trouble painting a pvc block?
Ask for Arlington Industries products.
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I'm eventually going to put hardi plank on the house. This will be another 8 to 10 years from now. It will only be plywood type siding for now (T1-11). I was just trying to plan ahead with the meter block. I'm hoping to find a block with no nailing/fastener tabs on it and nail directly through the plastic. I guess I can always cut them off.
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You stated "the meter just has 4 screws attached to it". Without opening the meter can, how do you know this? OR is it an older meter can that has the two lugs mounted on top and two on bottom to attach to the dwelling? IF SO, then you will not need to open the meter can, and you will not need the power company, per se, depending on how your service entrance to your dwelling is run. Here's another case of where a picture is worth ten-thousand words! If this meter can is attached by the older external mounting lugs, and your side of the service entrance exits the meter can from, say the bottom of the meter can, you would only need have your exterior wall panel cut and ready, remove the meter can from the wall an inch or two, remove the old material, slide the new panel behind it, attach the new panel, re-attach the meter can and you should be good to go. ALTHOUGH-I would prefer you contact your power company as to your doing this and ask them for advice. This would be a good time for the power company to come out and open the meter can, if this has not been done in a long time, to service the connections. I've had them do this around here, and they are glad to work with me on this. One bad connection in the meter can and when you move it- -BOOM! Good Luck, David
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