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    Handhole for Service Conductors

    I have a couple of questions for service conductors between an exterior utility pad-mounted transformer and a Main Switchboard.

    1. Can there be a in-ground handhole/pullbox for the service conductors? I am assuming there is nothing in the NEC which disallows this.
    2. Can these service conductors be spliced in the in-ground handhole/pullbox?


    I appreciate the help in advance.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shujinko View Post
    I have a couple of questions for service conductors between an exterior utility pad-mounted transformer and a Main Switchboard.

    1. Can there be a in-ground handhole/pullbox for the service conductors? I am assuming there is nothing in the NEC which disallows this.
    2. Can these service conductors be spliced in the in-ground handhole/pullbox?


    I appreciate the help in advance.

    Thanks.
    Sure and Sure - although might want to check with the POCO if these are unmetered conductors. Often such a setup is where the service point is, but it could be completely customer owned with the service point at the tranny spades too.
    Ethan Brush - East West Electric. NY, WA. MA

    "You can't generalize"

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    Like mentioned above, from an NEC standpoint, there are no issues.

    The utility co. may want to put their two cents in, so it's worth a call in case they have any thoughts on the subject.

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    Thanks. I talked to the POCO and they are ok with the handhole and splice.

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