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#14768 - 10/01/02 04:41 PM SE Cable Length
Ron Hoback Offline

Registered: 01/19/02
Posts: 13
I was just wondering what the permissable length of SEC into a residence before it reaches the service dissconnect that is allowed in your areas. Our area is six foot.


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#14769 - 10/01/02 04:59 PM Re: SE Cable Length
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
10' here in Vt.

#14770 - 10/01/02 05:29 PM Re: SE Cable Length
motor-T Offline

Registered: 11/10/01
Posts: 293
Loc: Girard, Ohio, USA
In Ohi-yo its land it as soon as practicable.

#14771 - 10/01/02 06:05 PM Re: SE Cable Length
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Here in our area of NJ it goes like this:
Land it ASAP; keep it as "short" as possible; not to exceed xx feet; "at the discression of the AHJ", and a few other ones.

"A reasonable distance"???

Boy, I'm glad we don't do houses.


#14772 - 10/01/02 06:36 PM Re: SE Cable Length
arseegee Offline

Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 321
Loc: Statesboro, GA USA
Gotta be back to back here. No exception!

#14773 - 10/01/02 07:54 PM Re: SE Cable Length
sparky66wv Offline

Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2334
Loc: West Virginia
Here, in Allegheny Power Country, we have to provide a disconnect anytime the meterbase and Load Center are not "back to back"...

However... "back to back" has become loosely translated to mean back to back, or side by side, or in the same stud bay, or in the same general area...

I've seen as much as 10' vertical distance from the Meterbase and Load Center and was considered OK...

Seems to be a gray area...

#14774 - 10/01/02 08:21 PM Re: SE Cable Length
Sean WB Offline

Registered: 09/15/02
Posts: 113
Loc: South TX
Back to Back if possible, AHJ decides if it was possible. so I just put the darn disconnect outside
I am going to do a 200A service upgrade tomorrow.... you guys have to see the current service. I'll take a pic for you
I did not get as think so badly as you shocked I did.


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