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Code Violations in Meter Can #171477 11/28/07 11:54 PM
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I did a service upgrade today and these are what I found in the existing meter can. The 4/0 to the left is in 1 1/2 sched 40 PVC. Half the strands have been cut off so it could be double lugged with the original #2. For your violation section.

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Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: Admin] #171480 11/29/07 12:18 AM
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So where did the 4/0 go? Looks like an agricultural setting.

Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: leland] #171481 11/29/07 12:28 AM
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Jrclen:

what part of wisconsin that you took a photo of it??

Look like it up northen wisconsin area

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Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: frenchelectrican] #171482 11/29/07 12:34 AM
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4/0 in a 1-1/2" that had to been a fun pull.


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Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: sparkyinak] #171490 11/29/07 10:37 AM
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This service is in central Wisconsin (near the Dells Marc). The original service (100 amps) was for a mobile home in the woods. The 4/0 was added for a separate service to the garage/workshop shown in the back ground. I do quite a bit of agriculture work though out here. I bet my apprentice lunch if he could pull the conduit off the 4/0 wires. He did it, but he worked at it. I can't imagine trying to pull them in there. I replaced that can with a Millbank meter/load center with a 200A main. New 100A wires will be run to the shed. New 4/0 runs across the lawn to the new log home. Probably the last 3 wire feeder I'll be able to install with NEC 2008 coming. Main bonding jumper and 2 ground rods at the meter/load center, and again at the house. Lots of barns and sheds and farm houses wired that way from a central, pole mounted load center.

Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: jrclen] #171531 11/30/07 06:54 AM
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I've never seen something like this for real, but isn't the bending radius on the 4/0 awfully tight too? How much space is the from the bottom of the box to the lugs?

Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: Admin] #171610 12/01/07 09:34 PM
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There is probably 5 inches from the bottom of the can to the lugs. An entrance through the bottom would have probably been ok for bending the 4/0. You can see the pliers marks on the 4/0 insulation from the bending method he used. My favorites are the cutting off half the strands and stuffing the 4/0 into 1 1/2 pipe. The flying conduit was great too.

Re: Code Violations in Meter Can [Re: jrclen] #172169 12/14/07 11:32 PM
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It looks like our temporary power that supplies power to our job trailers.


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