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USE Cable - No Conduit! #109255 10/09/01 04:53 PM
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Another example of why a licensed electrician should be required to do anything more than changing a light bulb.

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Re: USE Cable - No Conduit! #109256 10/09/01 06:41 PM
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sparky Offline
swwweeet !

Re: USE Cable - No Conduit! #109257 10/10/01 08:29 AM
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Redsy Offline

Where is this?

Re: USE Cable - No Conduit! #109258 10/10/01 01:57 PM
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Bill Addiss Offline
Thanks Kevin!

Does anyone still use meterpans like this in their areas for new installs?

Our Utility (Lipa - was Lilco) has required us to use 200A OH/UG meterpans w/manual bypass. We have to use the same for 100, 150, or 200A. I notice that our pans (or cans by you?) have the neutral connection out of the 'drip zone'(center) and on the side. I think that was a very good design change and was wondering if others had that feature?


Re: USE Cable - No Conduit! #109259 10/10/01 03:39 PM
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This was an existing SE built with 200 amp (2/0 cu) line side and 100 amp SEC load side of the meter socket. The customer (I work for Alliant Energy in SE Iowa)wanted to upgrade to a 200 amp load panel and do it himself, since an electrician costs too much. Using a licensed electrician would have saved him money in the end. New meter sockets in our area now require horned bypass on residential, and a lever bypass on commercial.

Re: USE Cable - No Conduit! #109260 10/11/01 11:55 PM
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ElectricAL Offline
In central Minnesota Xcel Energy (formerly Northern States Power) requires a manual bypass in all meter sockets (here it's a "socket") whether residential or commercial. In the generic single phase configuration, the neutral is directly under the hub location.


Al Hildenbrand
Re: USE Cable - No Conduit! #109261 11/02/01 02:21 PM
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bordew Offline
We still use those but we usually put a cover on them, and are required to bond the service Panel. The ones with c/o are reserved for commercial.
I have seen some schlocck installations but this has got to be a classicc.

Re: USE Cable - No Conduit! #109262 11/06/01 10:23 PM
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circuit man Offline
talk about dangerous! one wrong move with a mower,"KERBOOM". did the power company actually hook this up?

Re: USE Cable - No Conduit! #109263 12/30/01 11:03 AM
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KJ Offline
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just wondering when they allowed tape, tywraps, and telephone wires to be adequate support and protection for conductors...

Re: USE Cable - No Conduit! #109264 02/18/02 05:43 AM
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Hookman Offline
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CONDUIT!!! we don't need no stinkin conduit. man that is an original. goin to have to show that to my new class as what not to ever do.

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