Now I had a service upgrade in a NEC area, and the only spot available on the back wall of the house(local code) was over a crawlspace window well. I had to build a platform of treated lumber for the entire hole for access, not just 2' from the wall, but the entire hole(42"). Does that picture really utilize a loophole in the NEC? Wouldn't you need a railing on that "platform"? At 36" away from front, it looks like that meter is a bit high, 'cuz you're standing in the stairwell.