My lack of residential experience is showing through
I'm moving and upgrading the service - sooner than I would like because the roof needs to be redone.
The stucco on my place has seen better days. I fear that trying to surface-mount the base and mast will finish it off.
That leaves me with smashing the stucco off the immediate area, and mounting the base & mast directly to the sheathing. Patching the stucco afterwards I don't mind, but this arrangement will leave the area behind the base and mast unfinished. Is this a problem?
The soffit and roof will provide support for the mast, so you only need support for the mast closer to the meter socket and for the meter socket. Blocks from the inside will give you plenty of support, use a masonry drill to get through the stucco.
#63836 - 03/26/0601:33 PMRe: Mast & meter-base on stucco?
I use strut to mount the panel and mast. Not only does this allow for the uneven surface, it allows me to sink my lag bolts into the studs, or toggles though the plywood backing (if any). Where wires exit the back of the panel, I use a chase nipple and threaded coupling to act as a bushing between the box and the wall.
#63837 - 03/26/0602:41 PMRe: Mast & meter-base on stucco?