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#103288 - 06/21/02 04:09 PM Type SE Service Display
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#103289 - 06/21/02 04:41 PM Re: Type SE Service Display
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Bryan,

Welcome!

You did not specify what you think is non-compliant about this installation. Which part of it would not pass down in Fla. ?

These are generally the same materials that are used on Long Island and many places I have noticed. We use Copper SE and conduit to protect the SE cable up to 8' off the ground though (Utility requirement). And the 2 hole strap must be closer to the SE weatherhead. A bit more height too ...

That connector should have a rubber insert in it and is supposed to be watertight without the sealer, but we've always used Ducseal in this same manner.

Bill

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#103290 - 06/21/02 07:39 PM Re: Type SE Service Display
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Assuming proper height on the drip loop, it would be compliant here...

However, I don't like SEU, especially with Aluminum... Water tends to enter the hub regardless of attempts to stop it. It will corrode the terminals, especially the neutral, and if the disco is mounted directly below, the main CB and/or neutral in the disco will become corroded relatively quickly as well.

I like PVC when GRC isn't needed to penetrate a roof for a mast, and I prefer to mount my discos side-be-side to the meter can.

Just from my experince... Results may vary.

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#103291 - 06/23/02 05:01 AM Re: Type SE Service Display
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I am a pvc guy myself but I don't see anything wrong here. What exactly is "service Entrance" cable for if not this?
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#103292 - 06/23/02 11:14 AM Re: Type SE Service Display
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Would not fly here. AHJ requires service conductors to be protected for physical damage. They will allow sch40 EPVC but I always use IMC or Rigid.
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#103293 - 06/23/02 10:00 PM Re: Type SE Service Display
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TIIS IS GOOD SO ALL THE HOMEOWNERS CAN KNOW HOW TO SAVE MONEY AND DO THEIR OWN INSTALLATIONS,HIDE THIS STUFF THE DEPO IS TELLING TOO MUTCH,BESIDES IT SHOULD ALL BE IN PVC,LONG ISLAND,IS MY HOMELAND,ALL I USE IS PVC ,NO SEU,ONLY ON THE BOTTOM AND ITS PROTECTED BY SCH 80 PVC MINIMUM THE DO IT YOURSELF LOGO SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN OR WE WILL BE OUT OF BUISNESS....
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#103294 - 06/24/02 03:59 AM Re: Type SE Service Display
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Some day when i've burnt out contracting, i must fall off the wagon and seek employment @ the HD.....
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#103295 - 06/24/02 04:46 AM Re: Type SE Service Display
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This is common in the Phila. PA area as well.
Could anyone cite code violations, please?
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#103296 - 06/24/02 03:54 PM Re: Type SE Service Display
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There are no violations visible.
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#103297 - 06/24/02 05:04 PM Re: Type SE Service Display
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So make one up!

ahah !...the 'open conductors' are passing by a window..

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