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<p align="center"><img border="0" src="https://www.electrical-contractor.net/Violations/Submissions/meter&brick300.jpg">




<font SIZE="2">This is the result of the owner having his house
bricked, which</font> <font SIZE="2">unfortunately included the area at
the meter socket. This was reported to me</font> <font SIZE="2">by the
local power company, saying that they were wanting to replace this</font> <font SIZE="2">meter,
but was unable to open the cover. I have contacted the homeowner,</font> <font SIZE="2">and
he is in the process of getting the brick layer back on the job. The</font>
<font SIZE="2">final solution will probably be relocation of the meter to
the lift pole</font> <font SIZE="2">adjacent to the house.</font>
<p align="center">Photo Submitted by: Mr. Rick Miell

Otero County Electrical Inspector La Junta, Colorado

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This is so typical...I see a lot of service entrance manipulated by remodelers and/or residing......one is moved to consider if the bricky might have a brain tumor....

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On that subject, I am surprised at how common it is that a remodeler will rip the Meterpan off the house to side behind it and give no thought to it after that. I've also had to come and pull nails or screws out of the panelboard that went through and hit the bus.


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You're absolutely right about those remodelers Bill. They also appear to give no thought to where those 1 1/2" or 2" screws that once held the socket to the building are, now that they are floating around inside the enclosure.
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On that subject, I am surprised at how common it is that a remodeler will rip the Meterpan off the house to side behind it and give no thought to it after that. I've also had to come and pull nails or screws out of the panelboard that went through and hit the bus.

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Hello LNP&S!
(or do We call you David? LNP?)

I once had to replace a service that had been ripped off the house by the sider and the Meterpan had been facing the ground for some time. The Meter itself was almost completely full of water. Neddless to say, I did not plug that meter back in when I was done! I called the utility and told them I was flat-connecting it and left it in their hands.

Happy New Year!


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When I had My house sided, the siding yahoos, had removed an old deck that surrounded the house and at one point a former owner had added security lights by running the romex, under the deck, they were planning on putting the romex under the siding, J-boxes and all, luckily I was able to drill holes and get the romex under the house and off the sides, but at best I only stayed a day ahead of them......<G>


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