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#90801 12/11/04 08:43 PM
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Hi,
I know that a drip loop has a 3 foot clearance from any window or door but what about a meterbase that is fed from a service lateral?

I do not think the code addresses that do they?

I know there is a height requirement usually 5-6-6" around here.

Thanks for any replies.

-regards

Greg

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#90802 12/11/04 09:15 PM
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I would have to say no. Look at 230-9(A). Unless your lateral is open conductors or a multiconductor cable without a overall outer jacket, It can be as close to the window as you like. A meter socket is accessible from the ground, so why would it matter if the conductors where 3' from a window, when I could go outside and touch them?

#90803 12/11/04 09:33 PM
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Hi,
Thanks for the reply..I do not know what the feeder will be because the POCO installs the feeder from their xfmr to the meterbase using the 3" conduit I installed.

What is the requirement with a multiconductor cable underground?

-regards

Greg

#90804 12/11/04 09:56 PM
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http://www.portlandgeneral.com/business/builders_and_dev/PDF/chapter5.pdf
http://www.portlandgeneral.com/business/builders_and_dev/PDF/chapter3.pdf

Meter clearances hear must apply to Electric service requirements from local power company.
Its a good idea to get a current ESR from your local power co.Has all the information,clearences and requirements

[This message has been edited by OreElect (edited 12-11-2004).]


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