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#91519 01/20/05 08:23 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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#91520 01/20/05 08:29 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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#91521 01/20/05 09:13 PM
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maybe its local code...

#91522 01/20/05 09:17 PM
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they say (some people) if its back to back you can put your main in the panel....

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Sid, have you read 230.70(A)(1)?

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#91524 01/20/05 09:35 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

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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

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thanks roger


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