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Doublelug #111970 01/09/01 10:34 PM
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<p align="center">Submitted by Rick Miell
<p align="center">"This shows double lugging of the neutral in a meter can."

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Re: Doublelug #111971 01/11/01 04:52 PM
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Double lugging is probably one of the most common code violations.

Here in WV, it is common to shove as many conductors as possible into a terminal. If there isn't enough room, then strands are cut off of each conductor so they'll fit into the terminal.


Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Re: Doublelug #111972 01/11/01 06:26 PM
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Good one, strange that this does not have a "top" nuetral lug....

Re: Doublelug #111973 01/11/01 07:33 PM
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I was wondering the same thing Sparky. I have seen many 100amp Meter pans with one (central) lug. It must have been permitted at one time. Our meterpans on LI even have a separate lug for a bonding wire if necessary.


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Re: Doublelug #111974 01/12/01 12:28 PM
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Bill,
When I first started in the trade, the local utility supplied all of the meter cans and they only had one neutral conductor lug, but their rules required that the neutral be continuous from the weatherhead to the service panel, so only one lug was required.
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Re: Doublelug #111975 01/12/01 07:51 PM
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Don,

I don't know who supplied the ones I have seen, but they had only one lug and the wires (not continuous) just laid on top of each other. They Meterpans (cans?) were round and the ring type.


Bill

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