Is this accessible?

infinity

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I agree that it's code compliant. A suggestion of removing the plant is all that I would report.
 

Little Bill

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You possibly could apply 225.40 or 230.92, meaning, see if it complies to these articles.

Edit: probably only 230.92 since this is a service and not a feeder.
 
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kwired

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Remove the door and it is easier to access. If you ever work on meter pedestals or similar equipment, being low to the ground is common, but access doors do come off.

Just because there is a plant in the way does not mean it cant be moved or cut. What if there was naturally growing grass, weeds, etc. that have not been trimmed? It is not like it is a 50 ft tall oak tree directly in front of that.
 

donf

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Clarification question

Clarification question

Greetings,

I will not argue whether or not this is NEC code compliant.

But I am curious, and ask for my own edification, doesn't POCO have a height standard.

I believe it is 5' to 5 1/2' from grade. At least that is what it is here in Virginia Beach, VA.

Does it vary by POCO or by State code overrides?
 

ptonsparky

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Greetings,

I will not argue whether or not this is NEC code compliant.

But I am curious, and ask for my own edification, doesn't POCO have a height standard.

I believe it is 5' to 5 1/2' from grade. At least that is what it is here in Virginia Beach, VA.

Does it vary by POCO or by State code overrides?
Height is for the meter, not the Service entrance panel.
 

rich000

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Panel is code compliant. Meter would not meet POCOs requirement (in my area). That looks like a familier situation to what I have worked on before. Had to look twice to make sure it wasn't the same panel I worked on before. Probably just backfilled over the years.
 

220/221

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AZ
Greetings,

I will not argue whether or not this is NEC code compliant.

But I am curious, and ask for my own edification, doesn't POCO have a height standard.

I believe it is 5' to 5 1/2' from grade. At least that is what it is here in Virginia Beach, VA.

Does it vary by POCO or by State code overrides?

Here, meters are 48" to 75".


Pictured panel is compliant but dumb.
 

dana1028

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Panel is code compliant. Meter would not meet POCOs requirement (in my area). That looks like a familier situation to what I have worked on before. Had to look twice to make sure it wasn't the same panel I worked on before. Probably just backfilled over the years.
In our area POCOs are going to electronic meters so are less and less concerned about meter location [height, accessibility, etc.].
 
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