ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
Lock-down Thread
by Bill Addiss - 02/24/21 04:40 PM
You will never guess
by HotLine1 - 02/22/21 01:34 PM
New tool
by SMOKEYBOB - 02/15/21 04:59 PM
Split Bus Breaker Panel
by gfretwell - 02/15/21 02:30 PM
Sierraplex recpts
by gfretwell - 02/15/21 02:27 PM
New in the Gallery:
Facebook follies, bad wiring
FPE in Germany pt.2
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Bill Addiss), 23 guests, and 20 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
meter main as sub #161065 03/29/07 08:49 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 356
Niko Offline OP
Member
Hi folks,
I will be installing a new meter main and am using the existing meter main as a sub panel. Besides the obvious separate the grounding bar from the neutral bar, install a new GEC from the new panel, can the existing meter location be covered with a clear cover? Or the existing metermain be replaced with a regular subpanel?
Does the NEC address this or it a local AHJ decision?

Thank you
Edward


Be kind to your neighbor, he knows where you live

2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
Re: meter main as sub [Re: Niko] #161067 03/29/07 08:54 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 356
Niko Offline OP
Member
Either you reach a higher point today, or you exercise your strenght in order to be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Last edited by Niko; 03/29/07 08:55 PM. Reason: i tried to add as a signature.but went in as a reply

Be kind to your neighbor, he knows where you live

Re: meter main as sub [Re: Niko] #161193 03/31/07 10:36 AM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 399
A
Alan Nadon Offline
Member
Neutral (grounded conductor) will be bonded in the old meter socket. As an inspector I would not allow it.
Alan--


Alan--
If it was easy, anyone could do it.
Re: meter main as sub [Re: Alan Nadon] #161199 03/31/07 11:00 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,568
G
gfretwell Offline
Member
I assume he is saying he will bypass or remove the meter connections and only use the disconnect with the cabinet as a J box. If he can isolate the bonding that should not be an issue but I still would question the suitability of the cover with nothing but that plastic "snap in" over the meter hole. They tend to fall apart pretty fast in the sun. If you screwed a metal cover over the hole I would not be too concerned.


Greg Fretwell
Re: meter main as sub [Re: Niko] #161217 03/31/07 02:33 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 356
Niko Offline OP
Member
Thank you for the replies,
Alan, i will isolate (unbond) the grounding and the grounded.
My only concern is the meter location and as suggested i may install a metal cover VS clear plastic.

Thanks again for the replies.


Be kind to your neighbor, he knows where you live


Featured:

2020 National Electrical Code
2020 National Electrical
Code (NEC)

* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
The Watt Doctor
The Watt Doctor
Mont Belvieu, TX
Posts: 437
Joined: December 2001
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
MCosta 3
Popular Topics(Views)
275,347 Are you busy
209,209 Re: Forum
196,513 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3