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main breaker #91519 01/20/05 07:23 PM
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where does it say that the main breaker has to be at the meter if the panel is so far away? i can't seem to find this.

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Re: main breaker #91520 01/20/05 07:29 PM
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Sid, the closest you'll get is 230.70(A)(1).

This pretty much leaves it up to the AHJ and local requirements.

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Re: main breaker #91521 01/20/05 08:13 PM
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maybe its local code...

Re: main breaker #91522 01/20/05 08:17 PM
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they say (some people) if its back to back you can put your main in the panel....

Re: main breaker #91523 01/20/05 08:31 PM
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Sid, have you read 230.70(A)(1)?

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Re: main breaker #91524 01/20/05 08:35 PM
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yes, its not very specific. nearest point.... then 30 or 50 feet from the meter would be fine.. right? or is nearest point always the meter? those meter mains are 100 buck plus the mlo is 100 too. just trying to save a 100

Re: main breaker #91525 01/20/05 08:58 PM
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they say (some people) if its back to back you can put your main in the panel....
they are right, this meets the requirement of 230.70(A)(1).

This can be as much as 5,6, or even 10' in some locations. I don't know of any where that would allow 50', however you might want to look at 230.6 if you must run this far.

Roger

Re: main breaker #91526 01/20/05 09:00 PM
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thanks roger


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