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Service Question #220248 09/05/19 04:15 PM
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Bill Addiss Offline OP
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I was up in Nova Scotia last weekend and happened to spot this in town. Is this normally permitted up there?

I know it would be hard to make this fly where I am.

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Re: Service Question [Re: Bill Addiss] #220255 09/09/19 02:27 PM
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FWIW, I find a few of these, usually the end result of a siding job, or a facade renovation, always done without a permit. We send a notive of violation, and a 10-30 day time to correct.

Looking at this pic, I have no guess on how this happened.


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Re: Service Question [Re: HotLine1] #220256 09/10/19 11:08 AM
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Don't get me started on Siding Guys... I've had to fix too many of their "Renovations"


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Re: Service Question [Re: Bill Addiss] #220261 09/12/19 03:24 PM
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That is certainly funny looking but since it really looks like POCO crimps and there is no bump out from the windows I am guessing the pipe goes to an LB on the inside wall. If the service disconnect was right there next to the window it is probably legal. I agree it would be worth a look inside if the owner would let you.


Greg Fretwell
Re: Service Question [Re: gfretwell] #220262 09/12/19 05:41 PM
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Greg,

I went up to Nova Scotia a couple weeks ago for a Tour of Oak Island and spotted this in a nearby town.

My local POCO wouldn't easily allow something like this because of no outside Meter and possible theft of service concerns. I was wondering if the Utilities up north were less demanding and maybe more trusting.


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Re: Service Question [Re: Bill Addiss] #220263 09/13/19 02:05 PM
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Just guessing here but the head looks to be about ceiling height of the apartment. So, IF it LBs down to the required height for a meter and OCP, it must be in a room. That would not fly here, and I really doubt the CEC would allow unprotected conductors within a structure. I do not know if CEC has an "equal" to 2" concrete encasement as the NEC allows, but...inside a dwelling unit?

Where are our Canadian members who can shed some light


John
Re: Service Question [Re: Bill Addiss] #220264 09/13/19 05:00 PM
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I had not thought of the metering aspect. Interesting tho. Is it possible the meter is on the pole?
As for the SE the only way I see it as legal is if the service disconnect is right there between the windows. I have to admit I have seen some distressingly long "nearest the point of entrance" SEs passed here in the US of A tho..


Greg Fretwell
Re: Service Question [Re: Bill Addiss] #220265 09/14/19 01:43 PM
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Greg:

I copied the pic and zoomed in, the telco, or cable lines are drilled thru to the 2nd and 3rd floors also. Looks like a caulk patch around the pipe at the penetration also.

The building facade does not look real new, but the windows look like replacements compared to the sills.

Do we have any members in Nova Scotia??


John

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