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Electric and Water Meter All In One! #103243 06/08/02 01:53 PM
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Joe Tedesco Offline OP
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[Linked Image from themeterguy.com]

I don't think this setup is approved or listed in Maimi?


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Re: Electric and Water Meter All In One! #103244 06/08/02 07:37 PM
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MikeW Offline
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How do you get a fish tape through those tight 90's?! [Linked Image]

Re: Electric and Water Meter All In One! #103245 06/09/02 11:10 AM
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[Linked Image] bet you get a lot of hot water from this, just what tempature? [Linked Image]but seriously this takes the cake.ERWIN

Re: Electric and Water Meter All In One! #103246 06/09/02 11:50 AM
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Ignoring 300.18(A), one can do all kinds of "creative" piping!

[Linked Image]

I see way too much of this, and some customers want you to pull through their pipe. It really gets fun when they've imbedded the white PVC with street ells in concrete for you to use as a "chase" for 4/0 SER... I don't even want to go there...


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Re: Electric and Water Meter All In One! #103247 06/12/02 01:35 AM
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Slightly off topic, but does your utility allow creating entries in meter enclosures like that? Would that be a UL Listing violation for this equipment?

Bill


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Re: Electric and Water Meter All In One! #103248 06/12/02 07:10 AM
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Redsy Offline
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Hey, Moe. No wonder the water won't flow through these pipes. There's wire in there.

Reh reh. Woo woo woo woo.

Re: Electric and Water Meter All In One! #103249 06/12/02 03:35 PM
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This must be code compliant as it appears to be bagged and tagged with a real working meter. It must be one of the utilities with electric and gas in their name, and the pipe in question is just the gas. I guess the inspector that passed this wasn't curious as to wheather the elbows at the bottom may indicate that the burial depth may be just a little shy of code requirements.

Re: Electric and Water Meter All In One! #103250 06/12/02 10:47 PM
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Matt M Offline
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Sure hope that the installer used teflon tape on the joints. It would be bad news having all of them there free electrons leaking out on the lawn.

Re: Electric and Water Meter All In One! #103251 06/13/02 10:26 AM
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Watthead:
You must want the whole world...BURIED, TOO? [Linked Image] I'd be surprised if some of this wasn't laying on top of the grass!

Seriously, though...it looks like the 2nd, 3rd, and possibly a 4th meter up from the bottom don't have the metal sealing tags.

Mike (mamills)

Re: Electric and Water Meter All In One! #103252 06/13/02 11:49 AM
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mamills
Sometimes I am wrong! I can't remember the last time, but on second thought the conduits are the utilities and thus not covered by the NEC and its' minimum code. I guess some utilities would run these non-overcurrent protected service conductors under your door mat if you asked them nice. It's no wonder the general public becomes so casual about dangerous electrical installations.

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