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    Relocating SEC's from meter lugs to new main panel: materials and neutral splice:Calf

    Hey all,

    I have two little questions:

    1) Does anyone know off hand if pg&e prohibits PVC from meter socket to new main panel/disconnect? Greenbook says no plastic at weatherhead/periscope.

    2) Also, does anyone know if the neutral can be spliced / retapped in the meter can? If I'm lucky it will reach to the new panel but I need to be prepared to run new wire from meter can for both phases and the neutral.

    Is this clear?

    Thx!

    Humble_hank

    #2
    1. Hopefully PG&E allows PVC between meter can and first disconnecting means, best method IMO. No parallel neutral current path that a metallic nipple creates.

    2. I do not really understand what you mean. Why are trying to splice in a meter base? Retapped???

    FWIW, POCOs generally disallow anything out of the norm in a meter.
    [COLOR="blue"]"Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


    Derek[/COLOR]

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      #3
      reply: meter run q's

      i had originally thought i would leave existing
      meter and simply replace current disconnect which is quite a sketchy item;
      in a cubby under meter. It occured
      though to me that while the two phase wires might be long enough , there was a chance that if they were not i might have to replace them from meter lugs. By that thinking I realized that if they were too short, likely neutral would be as well. I was seeking to avoid repulling new neutral from weather head in that scenario, hence could i splice new neutral in meter can.

      However,
      I'm leaning now towards doing new meter and main disconnect
      combination. It
      will be a lot easier. Going to site today to measure then to parts store.

      Thx!


      Originally posted by jumper View Post
      1. Hopefully PG&E allows PVC between meter can and first disconnecting means, best method IMO. No parallel neutral current path that a metallic nipple creates.

      2. I do not really understand what you mean. Why are trying to splice in a meter base? Retapped???

      FWIW, POCOs generally disallow anything out of the norm in a meter.
      Last edited by docj67; 02-16-18, 01:12 PM. Reason: typo

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        #4
        I can't speak for PG&E policy but the meter sockets in use in our areas are designed to accept "line and load" neutral termination on the built-in lug,.
        At my age, I'm accustomed to restaurants asking me to pay in advance, but now my bank has started sending me their calendar one month at a time.

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          #5
          thx: only seen one meter socket so far...

          and neutral was fed from quad tap. was 4 plex building in other post on grounding.

          service equipment was gutter w 4 meters and 4 disconnects. each meter had neutral fed behind lugs down into nipple to disconnect w two phases from lugs.

          i'm new.
          sometimes i wonder how i got here.

          js

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            #6
            Originally posted by docj67 View Post

            sometimes i wonder how i got here.

            js
            Enter>>>>>Insert smart aleck crack about Berserkley>>>>>>>Exit.
            [COLOR="blue"]"Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


            Derek[/COLOR]

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              #7
              Originally posted by jumper View Post
              Enter>>>>>Insert smart aleck crack about Berserkley>>>>>>>Exit.
              bring it bro!

              come on let's hear it!

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                #8
                Originally posted by docj67 View Post
                bring it bro!

                come on let's hear it!
                Easy, I joke about all the Bay Area. Grew up here, been saying Berserkley since I was a kid.

                Sitting in SF now, ATT Park, staring at Alemeda.
                [COLOR="blue"]"Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


                Derek[/COLOR]

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                  #9
                  aww i was hopin' you'd talk some funny ...t

                  don't
                  misread my tone i
                  love hard humor

                  Dave Chappelle?

                  Originally posted by jumper View Post
                  Easy, I joke about all the Bay Area. Grew up here, been saying Berserkley since I was a kid.

                  Sitting in SF now, ATT Park, staring at Alemeda.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by docj67 View Post
                    aww i was hopin' you'd talk some funny ...t

                    don't
                    misread my tone
                    love hard humor

                    Dave Chappelle?
                    Hard humor will get one’s post deleted here.

                    Dry British or American slapstick is more my thing.
                    [COLOR="blue"]"Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


                    Derek[/COLOR]

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                      #11
                      I like all that

                      My point is that when u said "easy" , im in the bay,
                      blah blah, it became clear i had been misinterpreted in my response.

                      I would welcome a smart aleck
                      comment. Ill work on being clearer


                      Originally posted by jumper View Post
                      Hard humor will get one’s post deleted here.

                      Dry British or American slapstick is more my thing.

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