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Meter & load center proximity to pool #206916 09/01/12 12:31 AM
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There is a concern on an existing installation where the meter and outdoor load center are approximately 7 feet from the inside wall of an in ground pool. Looking thru 680 I see no violation, not even a requirement to include it in the equipotential bonding as it is not within 5 feet of the inside wall. Am I correct?

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Re: Meter & load center proximity to pool [Re: BigB] #206918 09/01/12 12:04 PM
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I think you are right but look up. Where is the service drop?


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Re: Meter & load center proximity to pool [Re: gfretwell] #206919 09/01/12 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by gfretwell
I think you are right but look up. Where is the service drop?


The service conductors are piped across the roof for 25 feet then there is a 90 up with a weatherhead. Adjacent to this weatherhead there is a service mast fastened to the building to support the overhead, keeping it 25' from the water. It is not pretty.

Re: Meter & load center proximity to pool [Re: BigB] #206920 09/01/12 04:25 PM
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It sounds legal tho... sometimes the law ain't pretty wink

Was any consideration given to raceways on a roof? (derating)


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Re: Meter & load center proximity to pool [Re: gfretwell] #206924 09/01/12 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by gfretwell
It sounds legal tho... sometimes the law ain't pretty wink

Was any consideration given to raceways on a roof? (derating)


I doubt it since my area just started enforcing derating for ambient last year, and this installation is at least 30 years old. This brings up something I have been wondering about, when de-rating residential service conductors would you start with the ampacities listed in table 310.15(B)(6)?

Re: Meter & load center proximity to pool [Re: BigB] #206930 09/02/12 11:51 AM
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That is why I was curious.
310.15(B)(2)(c) refers you to 310.16
I am not sure what you do with (B)(6) service feeders. I was wondering what size they ended up with.


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