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#37677 - 05/04/04 08:26 PM URD/USE Feeder  
mykicks69  Offline
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I have a pole with a meter and a service disconnect attached. There is a Mobile Home fed from there now. Owner is putting in a modular and wants feeder swapped to new home. Breaker is sized OK. Can I run 3 wire URD/USE into the house and run 80ft to the other end drilling the floor joists or conduit? Wouold a ground rod outside the panel location be acceptable?

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#37678 - 05/05/04 08:50 AM Re: URD/USE Feeder  
Yoopersup  Offline
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read 338.104b 550.32 550.33 550.15 h 550.16 2002 nec
Most Mobile and manufactured homes require a 4 wire feed.

#37679 - 05/07/04 03:53 PM Re: URD/USE Feeder  
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A modularhome is technically not the same thing as a mobile tye home, AFAIK.

#37680 - 05/08/04 05:04 PM Re: URD/USE Feeder  
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With my mobile home, I had to install an external disconnecting means within 30 ft of my the mobile, with 2 ground rods there, and 4 wire to the mobile home. Within the home, the house panel neaded the neutral and ground to be seperated and treated like a sub-panel. My "service" was a combination service entrance and breaker box, I mounted on the pole that was quite some distance away from the ext disconnect. from that service I ALSO ran 2" pipe another 60 feet away to another ext. sub panel for a future shed / work station fed with size 4 copper. for welding and large 240 volt tool aplications, as well as a street light I installed on the pole itself. " I paid for the pole, and installed it" not the utility co. The Ext box for the mobile home service disconnect that is within 30 ft' of my house, also has breaker slots within it, so I can feed a hot tub off of this at a later date, instead of going through my int. house panel. even though it too is rated at 200 amp. I lucked out, my mobile home, 19 81 vintage is in great shape and uses all square D and leviton devices. [Linked Image] I also ran over kill, 4/0 4/0 2/0 and a ground (left over size 4 copper from the shed feed) for the whole thing. This was a year ago before the prices really jumped sky high. Within a few years I plan to move on, and use this as a rental property, as long as it survives, then replace the mobile with a workshop in it's place. Hope this helps.....a lil? Take care Brian

#37681 - 05/08/04 06:37 PM Re: URD/USE Feeder  
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This is a job for a qualified electrician.

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