Ground clearence?

Originally Posted By: tallen
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What do ya'll think?


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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: dharris
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Some body lost there screwdriver??


Originally Posted By: jpope
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The meter height is generally regulated by the utility company, but it should be 44" to 66" above grade with a maximum of 75". I don’t recall any minimum height requirement.



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Originally Posted By: tallen
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The problem here is that the cover will not open without removing the blocks, and the water main is also in this “well” . The util. said the meter was set between 41"- 66" as all house meters they install are in this range. Sparky has to check it out anyway as it is not accessible. Can a receptical be installed at grade level?



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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: jpope
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tallen wrote:
Can a receptical be installed at grade level?
So long as it is GFCI protected and covered, I guess so.

The water main is supposed to be a minimum of 15" from the center line of the meter.


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Yea, I know.


I just think it is kind of crazy to have the possibility of that well filling up with water. If it did the bottom 4" of the panel would be under water.


It may be legal ,but I don't like it.


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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: dvalley
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the cover!


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Damn David you must be bored icon_lol.gif You forgot the lateral line.



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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: bbadger
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Here are the meter requirements for a power company in this area.


Quote:
A. Outdoor Meters.
Outdoor meter sockets or troughs should be mounted
so that the face of the meter is less than six (6) feet
above the final grade. In no instance will any meter be
installed with the top of the meter more than six (6) feet
nor the bottom of the meter less than three (3) feet
above the final grade. A clear area of three (3) feet is
required in front of each meter.


If you really want to get to the bottom of this find the name of the power company serving this meter. Look them up on the Internet and there is a very good chance the info will either be on the web site or down loadable.

Look for the "Green Book" or Installation requirements on the web site. ![icon_smile.gif](upload://b6iczyK1ETUUqRUc4PAkX83GF2O.gif)


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Thanks Bob icon_biggrin.gif


Min. is 3’6"



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Originally Posted By: tallen
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The utility decided to move this meter/panel up to meet specks . I won. Thats one for me. icon_lol.gif


Thanks again Bob.


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Originally Posted By: bbadger
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No Problem. icon_smile.gif



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Originally Posted By: Mike Parks
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Todd


Come to Ohio. The utilities here tell us to go pound sand.

Mike P.


Originally Posted By: dbozek
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What part of Ohio are you from Mike…I happen to have very good relations with the utility company up here, in northern Ohio…and in this case they would require the meter to be installed between 3’-6’. I typically set my upgraded meter bases at 5’. Perhaps that utility company have midget meter readers.



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