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Hendersonville, NC Service #124070
08/03/06 10:10 PM
08/03/06 10:10 PM
Admin  Offline
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Took this on 7/26/06. Not the worst I've seen ... but "interesting". Notice the creative custom trough cover.

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Re: Hendersonville, NC Service #124071
08/03/06 10:52 PM
08/03/06 10:52 PM
Av-guy  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 23
Is it OK to have gas meter near that service entrace? I think I'd see a big fireball when the service faulted. [Linked Image]

Re: Hendersonville, NC Service #124072
08/04/06 03:01 PM
08/04/06 03:01 PM
energy7  Offline
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 58
Oxnard, CA, USA
How and where do you get grounding for each service in this menagerie?

Re: Hendersonville, NC Service #124073
08/04/06 05:54 PM
08/04/06 05:54 PM
circuit man  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 273
heck, how do ya get the meter in the third meter can to the right of the wiring gutter. looks like some handyman work!

Re: Hendersonville, NC Service #124074
08/04/06 07:25 PM
08/04/06 07:25 PM
trobb  Offline
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 110
Iowa City, IA
(O/T) Or how you get the gas meter installed? I hear those things can weigh quite a bit.

Re: Hendersonville, NC Service #124075
08/05/06 10:19 PM
08/05/06 10:19 PM
Lostazhell  Offline
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,431
Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Just a slight workspace violation with the metercan on the right side wall of the alcove.... [Linked Image] This and the creative feed going to the 2 rightmost meters would never fly here, along with either that door is really short, or that top meter is wayyy above the 6'6" rule we have here..

BTW, while its brought up, why is the gas meter 8' in the air???

Re: Hendersonville, NC Service #124076
08/05/06 11:22 PM
08/05/06 11:22 PM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,236
SI,New Zealand
heck, how do ya get the meter in the third meter can to the right of the wiring gutter. looks like some handyman work!

It does look rather "hack-like". [Linked Image]

Re: Hendersonville, NC Service #124077
08/06/06 06:49 PM
08/06/06 06:49 PM
RODALCO  Offline
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 856
Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
May have had a plumber electrician here [Linked Image]

Gasmeter is a little close near potential ignition source.

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Re: Hendersonville, NC Service #124078
08/06/06 07:24 PM
08/06/06 07:24 PM
wa2ise  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 786
Oradell NJ USA
Isn't there supposed to be a master disconnect if there's more than 6 meters? ANd shouldn't there be, if it was only 6 meters, disconnects for each service? I'm assuming that the power source is coming in from below.

Re: Hendersonville, NC Service #124079
08/11/06 01:17 PM
08/11/06 01:17 PM
JBJQEP  Offline
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Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 5
Sugar Hill, GA USA
My first reaction was the proximity of the gas meter as well. I find it hard to believe that the building inspector and/or fire marshall is allowing this to remain as is. Can you say "Building Codes?" Great picture!

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