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Why put a new meter socket? #168870 09/18/07 08:54 PM
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Why put a new meter socket, there is one there already!

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Re: Why put a new meter socket? [Re: Admin] #168881 09/18/07 10:53 PM
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I see 2 problems here: 1) double lugged on main. 2) If that new subpanel does not have a main breaker - I am sure they are over their 6 throw limit.

Nice try - no cigar.

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Re: Why put a new meter socket? [Re: Admin] #168884 09/18/07 11:02 PM
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Open ko's above the washing machine!! yikes

Re: Why put a new meter socket? [Re: CaOperator] #168887 09/19/07 08:34 AM
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It looks like the meter/panel unit could be set up to easily go over the six throw limit as well - no main in this panel. Plus, I'm wondering what is the ampacity rating of the main supply cable to the meter. Looks like it might be quite a stretch to supply that large panel.
The workspace violation created by the presence of the washing machine/dryer is another problem, along with the fact that there is not much physically supporting the large panel.
In all, the close co-existence of electrical and plumbing makes me very nervous.

Mike (mamills)

Re: Why put a new meter socket? [Re: mamills] #168973 09/22/07 04:04 PM
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That might have been a little less ugly had he used a breaker in tha meter panel as the main, and then feed the other new panel as a sub-panel. The washing machine is another issue, though...

Re: Why put a new meter socket? [Re: wa2ise] #168976 09/22/07 09:10 PM
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It seems odd that there would be 12 spaces in the panel with the metering, yet it comes to a set of main lugs, and not a main breaker.

Re: Why put a new meter socket? [Re: electure] #169013 09/23/07 04:33 PM
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12 spaces lets you put in 6 double-pole breakers and still be legal...


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