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Old 05-22-2020, 04:14 PM   #21
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I use the Arlington 2-inch ones for PVC services. They work great. If it is a straight riser, I typically put the conduit together on the ground. Hub, weatherhead and wire all ahead of time.
Put the Arlington quick latch clips on the wall ahead of time. Bend a slight hook on the wires hanging out of the bottom. Drag the riser up an extension ladder by the under half of the weather head. Drop the wires into the meter pan and click the top few one notch.
Go back down and put the screws in for the hub. Then latch all the clips tight.
They do sun fade, but I've never seen a service with those clips broken. The Carlon standoff 1 screw clips on the other hand...
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I use the Arlington 2-inch ones for PVC services. They work great. If it is a straight riser, I typically put the conduit together on the ground. Hub, weatherhead and wire all ahead of time.
Put the Arlington quick latch clips on the wall ahead of time. Bend a slight hook on the wires hanging out of the bottom. Drag the riser up an extension ladder by the under half of the weather head. Drop the wires into the meter pan and click the top few one notch.
Go back down and put the screws in for the hub. Then latch all the clips tight.
They do sun fade, but I've never seen a service with those clips broken. The Carlon standoff 1 screw clips on the other hand...
Put the riser into the meter on the ground as well, build it completely. Then put the whole thing up in one shot. That’s what I’ve always done. If you don’t have someone else to help, you can lean a 2 x 4 against the house with the top of it at the height that you want the bottom of the meter.
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Put the riser into the meter on the ground as well, build it completely. Then put the whole thing up in one shot. That’s what I’ve always done. If you don’t have someone else to help, you can lean a 2 x 4 against the house with the top of it at the height that you want the bottom of the meter.
I’ll take your word for it. Sounds awkward for me, anyway.

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I’ll take your word for it. Sounds awkward for me, anyway.
I posted a bunch of pictures over the years of service risers built on the ground. With aluminum conductors they really don’t weigh much.

Before I used the 2x4 deadman, I used to hold it up myself. I would put a 3 inch deck screw into my impact gun with one of those shafts that has the sleeve on it to hold the screw. Then I would use two hands to lift the riser up to the house and position it, then one hand to hold it while I reached in my pocket and pulled out the impact gun and drove the screw in. It might sound awkward but it’s really simple. Then I would strap the PVC and be done.
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I posted a bunch of pictures over the years of service risers built on the ground. With aluminum conductors they really don’t weigh much.

Before I used the 2x4 deadman, I used to hold it up myself. I would put a 3 inch deck screw into my impact gun with one of those shafts that has the sleeve on it to hold the screw. Then I would use two hands to lift the riser up to the house and position it, then one hand to hold it while I reached in my pocket and pulled out the impact gun and drove the screw in. It might sound awkward but it’s really simple. Then I would strap the PVC and be done.
I might try it but I’ll make sure nobody’s watching. I’m an uncoordinated clod and I don’t think it will end well.
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Put the riser into the meter on the ground as well, build it completely. Then put the whole thing up in one shot.
25% of the towns and/ or inspectors around don't allow service cable before the main. I've given up trying to figure out which town or which inspector it is this week pulling code out of their as$ I pipe all of my services in PVC all the way down to the panel.
The bottom entry to the basement is isn't as flexible when you pipe it the whole way. I build the service from the LB up. Drill the hole and pipe up to the meter socket. Then build and install the riser as I posted before.
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25% of the towns and/ or inspectors around don't allow service cable before the main. I've given up trying to figure out which town or which inspector it is this week pulling code out of their as$ I pipe all of my services in PVC all the way down to the panel.
The bottom entry to the basement is isn't as flexible when you pipe it the whole way. I build the service from the LB up. Drill the hole and pipe up to the meter socket. Then build and install the riser as I posted before.
I’m not sure what you mean about the service cable, I always use pipe and an LB underneath my meter.

If you’re dead set on installing the LB and the pipe before you install the meter, you can do it that way as well. That actually makes it a bit easier to hold the meter up because you give yourself something to put the meter on top of. Install the LB and piece of vertical pipe, then strap it to the wall and glue a meter offset on the top of it. Then you put the entire meter/riser assembly right on top of that to hold it up while you screw it to the wall.

That’s how I did this bad boy.

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Caddy push in conduit clamp. We use the hell out of them. They also make them with an offset for running under a roof. It keeps the conduit down the 1-1/4” needed. They make a matching offset for mounting the box, so no box set. They are tough getting the conduit out of though
I used a ton of the CPMAN's this past year for a big box store remodel. Guys seem to like them, and saved some labor, I'm a fan. Which style are you using more of?

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I used a ton of the CPMAN's this past year for a big box store remodel. Guys seem to like them, and saved some labor, I'm a fan. Which style are you using more of?

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It's probably even. If I order both styles, the guys don't use the push in ones. They seem to use the ones you clip closed. I know why. They hate having to fight getting it back out if they have to tweak the bend. For me, I make sure my bend is on the number before I put it up. No efing around with the seefits method. I prefer the clip in ones, even on the bar joists.



They don't seem to stock all the clip in ones though. Sometimes you have to wait a week. I have to make sure to to keep up with material inventory. If you can pre-fab hangers/wall brackets ahead of time with the click in ones, even better. That's what I use the loose ones for. Screw the clips to wall stiffner channel, and used for pre-fab.



They make the wall click in ones also. They wrap around the conduit without the sharp edges. They seem to not hold the conduit too good. I would rather just use a one hole strap if I was worried about someone cutting themselves on them.
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