I work for a property management company.
After giving a homeowner a low estimate for a meter base replacement and never hearing back from him I wondered what was happening.
The old meter base had holes in it cause by oxidization from the oceanfront climate.
I dropped by there and found a repair had been made instead of a replacement.
Somebody used rivets and JB weld to patch it up with galvanized sheet metal…
This would not be permissible by the NEC would it?
I mean if it is; then it could be a useful approach in some cases.
In this case the service neutral has also degraded;so the owner will probably learn something the hard way.