I would like to better understand a specific situation or installation that occasionally comes up in my area. Thanks in advance! @rmeier2
Meter stand with service disconnect in front yard near street. (post 2008 install, new construction)
Next, we have a panel at the exterior of the home. The feeders from the meter stand enter here & it happens to have a disconnect also. Is this second disconnect required since the meter stand is away from the structure or is it just a convenience?
Now, this exterior panel (sub panel?) was installed as if it was the service equipment. The neutral is bonded to the grounding (green screw & electrode from ground rod terminating at neutral buss)
I feel the installer was confused since there is a disconnect at the meter stand, upstream from what is typically the service equipment panel at the exterior.
Note: For pre-2008, I understand that there are only 3 feeders from the meter stand disconnect (first disconnect) to the exterior panel attached to the home & this downstream panel is where the bonding occurs since there are only 3 conductors feeding from the first disconnect.