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Service Disco #77850 07/18/01 06:57 PM
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Ok, I'm stumped. I admit it, maybe some of you guys can staighten me out.

I am bidding on a development. The utility is going to provide a meter bank at a cul-de-sac.

All homes will be supplied via a lateral. I am reading 230-70(a)

I am not used to seeing a residence without some external indication of the utility entry, so this seems strange..

any comments ??

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Re: Service Disco #77851 07/18/01 07:22 PM
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I think 230-70 (b) has the answer. Maybe? But like you that would baffle me for a while, not normal.

Whats worse is utilities are allowed to get away with murder against code. Not you and me!

Re: Service Disco #77852 07/18/01 08:00 PM
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so true...

It would seem that much of 230's intent is based on an emergency situation where location of a main(s) is needed.

This seems conflicting.

However 225-32 parrallels this, possibly i am just to fixated on a meter....
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Re: Service Disco #77853 07/18/01 10:11 PM
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>I am not used to seeing a residence without some external indication of the utility entry
Are mobile homes considered residences?

Re: Service Disco #77854 07/21/01 07:11 PM
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Dspark, yeah I was thinking the same (mobile homes) when I read Sparky's post. Around here that's still rare that there is no indication of entrance. But I don't think it's critical.

Re: Service Disco #77855 07/21/01 09:06 PM
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Update;
a utility engineer is involved! so most likley i will assume a position of being told , not figuring myself, the end result.

this is a high end retirement cul-de-sac neighborhood, no mobile homes allowed!

I will post the engineer's spec's when i receive them, if only to make a comparative anaylisis to the NEC.

meanwhile i shall do my best Forrest Gump with the 'manual backhoe' in the ditch...

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