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#110990 - 08/14/06 10:44 PM DIY Service  
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This is a service that a local handy man built. The major Code violation was the use of a fitting for liquid tight flexible conduit on rigid non metallic conduit.

Other than that it just looked like trash.

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#110991 - 08/14/06 11:34 PM Re: DIY Service  
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Richmond, VA
He should have used a second LB.

I agree, it's not pretty, but I've seen worse.

How would you have done it?

Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.

#110992 - 08/15/06 01:10 PM Re: DIY Service  
John Crighton  Offline
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 177
Southern California
Couldn't you enter this type of meter base through the top using a Meyers hub?

I assume the window isn't functional.

#110993 - 08/15/06 01:50 PM Re: DIY Service  
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Posts: 100
That meter pan is for UNDERGROUND service. How difficult would it have been to get the right meter pan for overhead service? The big box stores sell them for less than $50 and underground pans usually cost more, and aren't always in stock.

And it does look like trash too. Here they have a nice flat cinder block wall they could've used to mount the conduit to. Instead, they mount it to the uneven siding. Ugh!


#110994 - 08/15/06 07:06 PM Re: DIY Service  
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It looks like there is a short piece of liquidtight conduit between the two liquidtight connectors.


#110995 - 08/15/06 07:19 PM Re: DIY Service  
Lostazhell  Offline
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Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Where I live the POCO would throw a clot the size of a pound cake over that LB being in there... LFMC in the mix would just make em all the more thrilled [Linked Image] RMC is all that PG&E allows for overhead (Along with most other CA POCO's I've dealt with)

#110996 - 08/15/06 08:11 PM Re: DIY Service  
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Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
How would you have done it?

A) I would have used the POCO specified meter can with the hub on the top, not on the bottom.

B) For where the service head is in the picture, service entrance cable would be the most practical installation IMO.

C) The best installation IMO would be up out of the top of the meter can with RNC, 90ยบ sweep to the left, 10' run to a pulling LL, then through the roof, install mast kit.

#110997 - 08/16/06 07:46 PM Re: DIY Service  
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,883
Brick, NJ USA
OK, I'll critique your way 'Jersey' style...

As to going 'thru the roof' 2-1/2" RGC is PSE&G required for a mast install. They also require 'permission' for condulets (LL)
on line side of meter, & with non-removable fastners on the cover.

Dependent on what's above the raw plywood may be inside the structure?? Can't say for sure due to the picture angles.

SE Cable, may be way to go as you said.


PS: As Larry said, I also have seen worse!


#110998 - 08/16/06 09:50 PM Re: DIY Service  
Dnkldorf  Offline
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Ok, I'll bite...

What is the code ref. for the liquidtite on the PVC?

#110999 - 08/16/06 10:19 PM Re: DIY Service  
ShockMe77  Offline
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Rahway, New Jersey
John, It hadn't even occured to me using an LL on the line side is a no-no. Just didn't think of it. The window up there is also something to consider.

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