230.50 Protection of Open Conductors and Cables Against Damage — Above Ground.
Service-entrance conductors installed above ground shall be protected against physical damage as specified in 230.50(A) or (B).
(A) Service Cables. Service cables, where subject to physical damage, shall be protected by any of the following:
(1) Rigid metal conduit
(2) Intermediate metal conduit
(3) Schedule 80 rigid nonmetallic conduit
(4) Electrical metallic tubing
(5) Other approved means
(B) Other Than Service Cable. Individual open conductors and cables other than service cables shall not be installed within 3.0 m (10 ft) of grade level or where exposed to physical damage.
Exception: Type MI and Type MC cable shall be permitted within 3.0 m (10 ft) of grade level where not exposed to physical damage or where protected in accordance with 300.5(D).
does this mean that you can NOT use a SE Cable without a main at the meterbase unless the cable is protected by a raceway?
I would say this would fall under the 'physical damage' interpetation
does SE Cable need a raceway if the MAIN is located inside the building?
this is pertinent also to damage, and as such may be viewed regardless of the mains location...allthough an OCPD would probably cut some
slack in this respect.....
so we are left with hypotheticals...why not?
>>>>A simple service, SEU drop to 100a meter, SEU out the bottom of said meter runs down, along a residence at 2-3'from grade, and into the sill 40' away.all fine & well......
The occupant then constructs a ( pick a problem of your choice)
kennel for hybird attack wolfs along said wall.....