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SER - Uses Permitted #57836
10/21/05 07:06 PM
10/21/05 07:06 PM
master66  Offline OP
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 257
Masontown, PA, USA
Went to do an inspection on a single family home. The home owner was to replaced the SE cable between the meter socket and the panel because upon the initial inspection I noticed that quite a few strands were cut off of each conductor. The home owner replaced the SE cable with SER cable because "The guy in the electrical department(at the blue store)told him that SER cable is what he needed." No one has ever done this before but I don't see any reason that it can't be used for this purpose. What do you guys think?

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Re: SER - Uses Permitted #57837
10/22/05 02:00 AM
10/22/05 02:00 AM
Larry Fine  Offline
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 693
Richmond, VA
Doesn't the "R" stand for 'replacement'?

Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.
Re: SER - Uses Permitted #57838
10/22/05 07:12 AM
10/22/05 07:12 AM
RickG  Offline
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 37
South County, R.I. USA
Assuming he is replacing SEU cable (service cable, not a feeder), I see no problem as long as he cuts off the bare ground conductors. You do not want conductors in parallel (the neutral & ground) between the meter base & main panel.

Re: SER - Uses Permitted #57839
10/22/05 07:35 AM
10/22/05 07:35 AM
iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
I agree with Rick here only he has the option of cutting off the bare or the white.

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