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#77850 - 07/18/01 03:57 PM Service Disco
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Ok, I'm stumped. I admit it, maybe some of you guys can staighten me out.

I am bidding on a development. The utility is going to provide a meter bank at a cul-de-sac.

All homes will be supplied via a lateral. I am reading 230-70(a)

I am not used to seeing a residence without some external indication of the utility entry, so this seems strange..

any comments ??

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#77851 - 07/18/01 04:22 PM Re: Service Disco
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I think 230-70 (b) has the answer. Maybe? But like you that would baffle me for a while, not normal.

Whats worse is utilities are allowed to get away with murder against code. Not you and me!

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#77852 - 07/18/01 05:00 PM Re: Service Disco
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so true...

It would seem that much of 230's intent is based on an emergency situation where location of a main(s) is needed.

This seems conflicting.

However 225-32 parrallels this, possibly i am just to fixated on a meter....

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#77853 - 07/18/01 07:11 PM Re: Service Disco
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>I am not used to seeing a residence without some external indication of the utility entry
Are mobile homes considered residences?

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#77854 - 07/21/01 04:11 PM Re: Service Disco
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Dspark, yeah I was thinking the same (mobile homes) when I read Sparky's post. Around here that's still rare that there is no indication of entrance. But I don't think it's critical.

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#77855 - 07/21/01 06:06 PM Re: Service Disco
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Update;
a utility engineer is involved! so most likley i will assume a position of being told , not figuring myself, the end result.

this is a high end retirement cul-de-sac neighborhood, no mobile homes allowed!

I will post the engineer's spec's when i receive them, if only to make a comparative anaylisis to the NEC.

meanwhile i shall do my best Forrest Gump with the 'manual backhoe' in the ditch...


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