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#168870 - 09/18/07 09:54 PM Why put a new meter socket?  
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Why put a new meter socket, there is one there already!

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#168881 - 09/18/07 11:53 PM Re: Why put a new meter socket? [Re: Admin]  
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I see 2 problems here: 1) double lugged on main. 2) If that new subpanel does not have a main breaker - I am sure they are over their 6 throw limit.

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#168884 - 09/19/07 12:02 AM Re: Why put a new meter socket? [Re: Admin]  
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Open ko's above the washing machine!! yikes


#168887 - 09/19/07 09:34 AM Re: Why put a new meter socket? [Re: CaOperator]  
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It looks like the meter/panel unit could be set up to easily go over the six throw limit as well - no main in this panel. Plus, I'm wondering what is the ampacity rating of the main supply cable to the meter. Looks like it might be quite a stretch to supply that large panel.
The workspace violation created by the presence of the washing machine/dryer is another problem, along with the fact that there is not much physically supporting the large panel.
In all, the close co-existence of electrical and plumbing makes me very nervous.

Mike (mamills)


#168973 - 09/22/07 05:04 PM Re: Why put a new meter socket? [Re: mamills]  
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That might have been a little less ugly had he used a breaker in tha meter panel as the main, and then feed the other new panel as a sub-panel. The washing machine is another issue, though...


#168976 - 09/22/07 10:10 PM Re: Why put a new meter socket? [Re: wa2ise]  
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It seems odd that there would be 12 spaces in the panel with the metering, yet it comes to a set of main lugs, and not a main breaker.


#169013 - 09/23/07 05:33 PM Re: Why put a new meter socket? [Re: electure]  
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12 spaces lets you put in 6 double-pole breakers and still be legal...



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