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#98845 - 06/15/06 07:19 PM Where in the code...
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Registered: 06/11/05
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Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
...does it say that meter pans shall be located on an outside wall and not in a basement in a single family dwelling?

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#98846 - 06/15/06 07:30 PM Re: Where in the code...
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i think that is a local poco policyl. In the book I have says outside.

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#98847 - 06/15/06 07:49 PM Re: Where in the code...
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I see the real issue as being the amount of service conductor in the building before the disconnect. If this is a meter/disconnect assembly, installed at the "nearest the point of entrance of the service conductors" (per 230.70(A)(1)) I don't see an issue at all.
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#98848 - 06/16/06 05:09 PM Re: Where in the code...
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Shock:

As said above, it's a POCO (PSE&G/JCP&L) requirement; not NEC

Years back, it was 'common' to install meters inside (basement/garage). IMHO, one of the reasons is efficiency in reading the meters; think of the time saved!

Now, readings by infrared remote, and over data lines, and wireless are becoming common.

PSE&G green book is the place for their specs, and First Energy (JCP&L) website for theirs.

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#98849 - 06/16/06 07:28 PM Re: Where in the code...
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Ok, thanks. I thought it was a POCO issue and I was right.

Thanks again for your input, John.

I know I ask alot of silly questions, but hey, if I don't ask them I'll never know, right?

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#98850 - 06/20/06 06:36 PM Re: Where in the code...
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I have not heard the term 'meter pan' before, is that the term you meant to use or a spelling error? I have heard of meter cans. Just curious about the term use.

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#98851 - 06/21/06 02:53 PM Re: Where in the code...
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Steve:
"Meter Pan" must be a 'Jersey Term', I've heard it since I've been in the trade. (35 yrs)

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