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

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#171477 - 11/28/07 07:54 PM Code Violations in Meter Can
Admin Offline

Administrator
Member
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3417
Loc: NY, USA
Quote:
I did a service upgrade today and these are what I found in the existing meter can. The 4/0 to the left is in 1 1/2 sched 40 PVC. Half the strands have been cut off so it could be double lugged with the original #2. For your violation section.

John Clendenning (jrclen)
Electrical Contractor-Electrician Wisconsin





Top
2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
#171480 - 11/28/07 08:18 PM Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: Admin]
leland Offline
Member
Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 853
Loc: Lowell area, Ma. USA
So where did the 4/0 go? Looks like an agricultural setting.
Top
#171481 - 11/28/07 08:28 PM Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: leland]
frenchelectrican Offline
Member
Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 939
Loc: Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
Jrclen:

what part of wisconsin that you took a photo of it??

Look like it up northen wisconsin area

Merci , Marc
_________________________
Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

Top
#171482 - 11/28/07 08:34 PM Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: frenchelectrican]
sparkyinak Offline
Member
Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1307
Loc: Alaska
4/0 in a 1-1/2" that had to been a fun pull.
_________________________
"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa
Top
#171490 - 11/29/07 06:37 AM Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: sparkyinak]
jrclen Offline
New Member
Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 6
Loc: Central Wisconsin
This service is in central Wisconsin (near the Dells Marc). The original service (100 amps) was for a mobile home in the woods. The 4/0 was added for a separate service to the garage/workshop shown in the back ground. I do quite a bit of agriculture work though out here. I bet my apprentice lunch if he could pull the conduit off the 4/0 wires. He did it, but he worked at it. I can't imagine trying to pull them in there. I replaced that can with a Millbank meter/load center with a 200A main. New 100A wires will be run to the shed. New 4/0 runs across the lawn to the new log home. Probably the last 3 wire feeder I'll be able to install with NEC 2008 coming. Main bonding jumper and 2 ground rods at the meter/load center, and again at the house. Lots of barns and sheds and farm houses wired that way from a central, pole mounted load center.
Top
#171531 - 11/30/07 02:54 AM Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: jrclen]
Texas_Ranger Offline
Member
Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2391
Loc: Vienna, Austria
I've never seen something like this for real, but isn't the bending radius on the 4/0 awfully tight too? How much space is the from the bottom of the box to the lugs?
Top
#171610 - 12/01/07 05:34 PM Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: Admin]
jrclen Offline
New Member
Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 6
Loc: Central Wisconsin
There is probably 5 inches from the bottom of the can to the lugs. An entrance through the bottom would have probably been ok for bending the 4/0. You can see the pliers marks on the 4/0 insulation from the bending method he used. My favorites are the cutting off half the strands and stuffing the 4/0 into 1 1/2 pipe. The flying conduit was great too.
Top
#172169 - 12/14/07 07:32 PM Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: jrclen]
Ewire88 Offline
Junior Member
Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 17
Loc: Wheelersburg, Ohio USA
It looks like our temporary power that supplies power to our job trailers.
_________________________
Aaron
Top

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 04/03/02
Posts: 6776
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box


Who's Online
0 registered (), 37 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
 
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
 
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 51
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 17
Trumpy 16
Ruben Rocha 13
 
Newest Members
clee512, Jdscott2005, FAIZAN, Regitest2, sureshazhagai

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