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#115010 - 08/01/03 07:50 PM Meter Enclosures
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Hello All,
I believe it was Fine Homebuilding (or similar woodpecker mag) that hosted a meter enclosure article a while back.

Since then they've seem to be all the rage

Most offer a window to reveal the meter glass, isolating the resident hornets , squirrels etc from the meter readers.

somebody should tip off Milbank, T&G veneer would be a goldmine

~Steve aka sparky
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#115011 - 08/01/03 09:15 PM Re: Meter Enclosures
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Sparky our poco won't allow that here.

We have an EMC and when you become a member by having a meter set,the paperwork states something to the effect of" No structure,regardless of access doors is allowed enclosing BREMC service equipment,meters,risers etc"
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#115012 - 08/01/03 10:12 PM Re: Meter Enclosures
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Nice pictures Steve,
You're becoming quite the Photog!

Do they give any idea of expected longevity of these?

Bill
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#115013 - 08/01/03 11:27 PM Re: Meter Enclosures
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Hmmm.
Only in Fine HomeBuilding Mags could you find an example like this.
I think it's really well done, but as Bill said
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Do they give any idea of expected longevity of these?

How long will one of these fine constructions last?.
As in, what will the same thing look like in 10 years time?.
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#115014 - 08/02/03 02:43 AM Re: Meter Enclosures
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thanks Bill,
i figure it beats my usual 1000 words.


as i read it , when there is an OCPD, it violates art 110 space requirements
(unless they are built to a 30" width.)

my code observations are fairly drowned out on this, and as the poco wishes the metering to primarily be on a viewable side of a residence ( when they or the FF's roll up) it becomes a compromise around these 1 mil 'astheically correct' McMansions.

the local poco does not come out and state they are prohibited, but i have talked to one line foreman who claimed they wouldn't 'live long' if he and his were to work on them.
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#115015 - 08/02/03 04:45 AM Re: Meter Enclosures
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New services in England are put into plastic boxes set into the outside wall, but the majority of homes still have meters indoors.

I've seen all sorts of interesting cupboards, sliding panels, and other assorted covers that people have devised to hide what they regard as "all that ugly wiring" (and it's certainly not as neat as the typical U.S. service entrance).

I don't see a big problem if there is easy access, but some of the cabinets I've come across have been built right across everthing so that you can't even get to the fuses properly without half dismantling it.
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#115016 - 08/02/03 02:48 PM Re: Meter Enclosures
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all that ugly wiring

Paul.......those is fightin' words!
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#115017 - 08/03/03 07:13 AM Re: Meter Enclosures
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LOL!

Yeah, some people have no appreciation of the art in a bunch of wires!
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#115018 - 08/03/03 09:26 PM Re: Meter Enclosures
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Wouldn't the 4th picture(open white doors) show a violation of 110-26(a)(3)? The cable TV termination box is located in the "working space" of the service panel.
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#115019 - 08/04/03 05:36 PM Re: Meter Enclosures
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that's the phone co's box stamcon.

and your perfectly right

....but i didn't put it there......

btw~ i should post a few pix of all the service masts they also invade....
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