The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#112842 - 10/09/01 01:53 PM USE Cable - No Conduit!
Webmaster Offline

Administrator
Member

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA

 Quote:
Another example of why a licensed electrician should be required to do anything more than changing a light bulb.

Thanks,
Kevin Duke

Top
Tools for Electricians:
#112843 - 10/09/01 03:41 PM Re: USE Cable - No Conduit!
sparky Offline
Member

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
swwweeet !

Top
#112844 - 10/10/01 05:29 AM Re: USE Cable - No Conduit!
Redsy Offline
Member

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
WOW!!

Where is this?

Top
#112845 - 10/10/01 10:57 AM Re: USE Cable - No Conduit!
Bill Addiss Offline
Member

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
Thanks Kevin!

Does anyone still use meterpans like this in their areas for new installs?

Our Utility (Lipa - was Lilco) has required us to use 200A OH/UG meterpans w/manual bypass. We have to use the same for 100, 150, or 200A. I notice that our pans (or cans by you?) have the neutral connection out of the 'drip zone'(center) and on the side. I think that was a very good design change and was wondering if others had that feature?


Bill

Top
#112846 - 10/10/01 12:39 PM Re: USE Cable - No Conduit!
kduke Offline
Member

Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 15
Loc: Keokuk, IA
This was an existing SE built with 200 amp (2/0 cu) line side and 100 amp SEC load side of the meter socket. The customer (I work for Alliant Energy in SE Iowa)wanted to upgrade to a 200 amp load panel and do it himself, since an electrician costs too much. Using a licensed electrician would have saved him money in the end. New meter sockets in our area now require horned bypass on residential, and a lever bypass on commercial.
_________________________
kduke

Top
#112847 - 10/11/01 08:55 PM Re: USE Cable - No Conduit!
ElectricAL Offline
Member

Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 615
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA
In central Minnesota Xcel Energy (formerly Northern States Power) requires a manual bypass in all meter sockets (here it's a "socket") whether residential or commercial. In the generic single phase configuration, the neutral is directly under the hub location.

Al
_________________________
Al Hildenbrand

Top
#112848 - 11/02/01 10:21 AM Re: USE Cable - No Conduit!
bordew Offline
Member

Registered: 08/27/01
Posts: 155
Loc: Vienna,Ohio, USA
Bill
We still use those but we usually put a cover on them, and are required to bond the service Panel. The ones with c/o are reserved for commercial.
I have seen some schlocck installations but this has got to be a classicc.

Top
#112849 - 11/06/01 06:23 PM Re: USE Cable - No Conduit!
circuit man Offline
Member

Registered: 11/05/01
Posts: 287
Loc: saluda,s.c.
talk about dangerous! one wrong move with a mower,"KERBOOM". did the power company actually hook this up?

Top
#112850 - 12/30/01 07:03 AM Re: USE Cable - No Conduit!
KJ Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/08/01
Posts: 53
just wondering when they allowed tape, tywraps, and telephone wires to be adequate support and protection for conductors...

Top
#112851 - 02/18/02 01:43 AM Re: USE Cable - No Conduit!
Hookman Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 5
Loc: Witchita Falls, TX, USA
CONDUIT!!! we don't need no stinkin conduit. man that is an original. goin to have to show that to my new class as what not to ever do.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals