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#81174 - 07/16/02 05:27 PM New meter pan
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ
Have you seen that new meter pan, that is listed for 2 service cables to enter and they don't use a double lug? They use the single lug that looks like a figure 8, and they are listed for the 2 conductors under the one screw. Well, if you have, I have seen where there is two 4/0 wires under 1 lug, or two 2/0 wires. Now here is the question. How about two different services or two different size wires? say a 4/0 and a #2 AL wire? Instead of using a double meter pan, (200 A for house and 100 A for water heater) they just use that single meter enclosure with the two services? Am I making sense here?


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#81175 - 07/17/02 04:11 AM Re: New meter pan
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
The way our utility works, 2 separate meters are required for an "Off-peak" water heater service. One for the main service, and one for the reduced-rate OP service.

#81176 - 08/03/02 01:51 PM Re: New meter pan
jes Offline

Registered: 07/12/02
Posts: 103
Loc: CT
Harold, who makes the socket?

#81177 - 08/12/02 06:52 PM Re: New meter pan
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ

I believe the manufacture of that meter socket is Milbank.



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