Hi, If there is a pole 125' from a residence that has the main panel in the garage on a lower level and there is a main at the pole and a main at the main panel and there are three USE feeders to a pull box does the gec at the residence have to be in the raceway from the pull box to the main panel? The wiring must transition here to an inside wiring method..
I was planning to use a 3 conductor SER cable from the pull box to the panel and run the gec from the main panel to the ground rod.
Hey Short Circuit, it's not uncommon to have the Service Disconect on a pole. They do it all the time in Texas and I've seen it even here in Michigan. The Service Disconnect and the meter for the utility is on the pole. I might add they have a Maypole type arrangement for the rural area and feeders run to numerous buildings as a standard installation. Makes it easy for the firemen to disconnect power
[This message has been edited by George Little (edited 11-18-2004).]
Re: SE Feeder Question#90396 11/18/0407:14 PM11/18/0407:14 PM
Hi, Thanks for the replies. The pole and meter base ocpd combo (SQD) is set to provide temp power for the site until the main panel at the house is set. It is not uncommon to have a pole with a meterbase and a disconnect on it. Almost ALL trailer parks are like that and almost all farms will have this arrangement.
There is nothing wrong with it as far as I know.
George, wouldn't the GEC have to be in the raceway or cable if this is considered a sub panel? Seeing as how it is fed from the pole I was just curious if there was anything to watch out for. Just trying to confirm.
I was just verifying what I was thinking because you have to be careful after the first OCPD with the conductors.
Thanks for the replies.
[This message has been edited by mustangelectric (edited 11-18-2004).]
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Re: SE Feeder Question#90397 11/18/0408:28 PM11/18/0408:28 PM
Hi Mustang...maybe I'm not understanding your first post. I thought that the USE feeders are installed from the pole 125" from the residense to a hand hole by the residense where you will make the transition to the main panel in the garage???
Re: SE Feeder Question#90400 11/18/0410:34 PM11/18/0410:34 PM
Hey George Little...I don't see disconnects on poles to much. Seems like it would be easy for vandals to shut down power to the dwelling.When I have seen them they are up high out of reach(8')...and are for something like traffic lights or telephone equipment.Are the disco you see out of harms way? What is a Maypole???I do understand that things are done differently throughout this great country of ours
Re: SE Feeder Question#90401 11/20/0401:14 AM11/20/0401:14 AM
A maypole is a central pole where the service drop lands with the disco and meter that then gets distributed to other locations. I used to see that in state parks fairly often. The service pole would be right in the middle of several buildings with a transformer on it and the MV line on top. They looped down to the disconnect/meter Below the transformer there would be a series of drops going to the buildings.