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adding a second meter #100917
01/22/07 10:50 AM
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skipper  Offline OP
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what is the best way to tap the entrance cable at the meter socket ? also my second panel is 50 ft away do i need to have a disconect just after the meter ?

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Re: adding a second meter #100918
01/22/07 11:20 AM
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Will your POCO even allow the second meter on this one drop or lateral?

Roger

Re: adding a second meter #100919
01/22/07 11:40 AM
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the women i talked to at NStar told me that since i had a 200amp service and was only adding a 100 amp panel that i could just tie into the existing meter and add the second meter. I dont know i dont do res. work. before i talked to the inspector i figure i get some info

Re: adding a second meter #100920
01/22/07 12:31 PM
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Is this a lateral or overhead service?

Is NStar your POCO?

Roger

Re: adding a second meter #100921
01/22/07 12:39 PM
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NSTAR IS MY POCO and it is and over head with a 4/0 service drop to the first meter

Re: adding a second meter #100922
01/22/07 12:53 PM
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4/0 wire .... well, we're not talking about wire nuts here!

In similar situations, I instal a gutter in the service drop, before the meters. There, I make my splices, using NSI / Polaris set screw connectors. The PoCo has no problem with adding a seal to the gutter.

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Re: adding a second meter #100923
01/22/07 01:53 PM
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boy that helps thanks!

Re: adding a second meter #100924
01/22/07 03:08 PM
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Now, for the rest of your question, both panels will need disconnecting means grouped together on the exterior of the building. If the existing panel already has a disconnect at the meter you will only need to supply one for the new panel.

Read 230.72

Roger

Re: adding a second meter #100925
01/22/07 10:47 PM
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reno, does the poco require you to supply the sealable screwheads?

Re: adding a second meter #100926
01/22/07 11:25 PM
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The gutters made by Hoffman come with a small hasp that will accept a seal.

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