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Where in the code... #98845
06/15/06 10:19 PM
06/15/06 10:19 PM
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ShockMe77  Offline OP
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...does it say that meter pans shall be located on an outside wall and not in a basement in a single family dwelling?

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Re: Where in the code... #98846
06/15/06 10:30 PM
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Sparks30  Offline
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i think that is a local poco policyl. In the book I have says outside.

Re: Where in the code... #98847
06/15/06 10:49 PM
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gfretwell  Online Content

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I see the real issue as being the amount of service conductor in the building before the disconnect. If this is a meter/disconnect assembly, installed at the "nearest the point of entrance of the service conductors" (per 230.70(A)(1)) I don't see an issue at all.


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Re: Where in the code... #98848
06/16/06 08:09 PM
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Shock:

As said above, it's a POCO (PSE&G/JCP&L) requirement; not NEC

Years back, it was 'common' to install meters inside (basement/garage). IMHO, one of the reasons is efficiency in reading the meters; think of the time saved!

Now, readings by infrared remote, and over data lines, and wireless are becoming common.

PSE&G green book is the place for their specs, and First Energy (JCP&L) website for theirs.

John


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Re: Where in the code... #98849
06/16/06 10:28 PM
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ShockMe77  Offline OP
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Ok, thanks. I thought it was a POCO issue and I was right.

Thanks again for your input, John.

I know I ask alot of silly questions, but hey, if I don't ask them I'll never know, right?

Re: Where in the code... #98850
06/20/06 09:36 PM
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Steve T  Offline
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I have not heard the term 'meter pan' before, is that the term you meant to use or a spelling error? I have heard of meter cans. Just curious about the term use.

Re: Where in the code... #98851
06/21/06 05:53 PM
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Steve:
"Meter Pan" must be a 'Jersey Term', I've heard it since I've been in the trade. (35 yrs)

John


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