Originally Posted By: M. Hancock
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As for this being a "low code enforcement area", I don't think I would be so quick to make that assumption based on a few photos. These items you point out are not the responsibility of the code enforcement officer. These items have been approved by the local utility company, as the meters have been installed.
It appears to me that there is a berm between the properties which gives the appearance that the electric meter is closer than 4' to grade.
My local utility has a requirement that there be a minimum clearance around a regulator vent as follows: 18" horizontal from each side of the vent and ten feet vertically above the vent, to any operable window.
As far as the 3' separation from electric meter to gas regulator vent, my local utility states "Electric meters and their associated overcurrent protection devices and mounting bases, are not considered to be sources of ignition when installed in exterior, well vented locations." Therefore the 3' separation is not required.
These items we list are strictly local requirements by the utility companies. They are not code violations, at least not here in California.
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