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#82564 - 11/27/02 06:52 AM service entrance
BIGDOGG Offline
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can't find in nec , service entrance conductors shall be no longer than 6 ft ,in basement ,before entering service equipment
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#82565 - 11/27/02 07:19 AM Re: service entrance
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You won't find that because the code does not specify a maximum length of service conductors within a building. Look at 230.70(A)(1).
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#82566 - 11/27/02 07:55 AM Re: service entrance
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I think that is a local law .The ahj in your area has probably adopted the"six-foot" ruleas a means to set the standard.The nec says that the main ocpd should be as "close as possible to the meter."you may find that in certain applications the inspector may allow a length longer than six feet.
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#82567 - 11/27/02 10:32 AM Re: service entrance
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THANKS FOR THE QUICK ANSWER ,HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY .
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#82568 - 11/30/02 05:45 AM Re: service entrance
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the purpose for the ahj to have a limit for se conductors is "overcurrent protection" we have a five ft rule in my area. if no rule was in place some electricians would have a hundred feet or more of un-protected se condutors without any type ocpd see section #230.70 2002 nec, also see sec #230.6, conductors considered outside the building.
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