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Old 02-08-2015, 02:19 PM   #1
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was on the load side of the meter socket.
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:27 PM   #2
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I doubt the lug is rated for that, but I also doubt its a triple tap. Most likely ground rods and water bond.
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One went to ground rod, which poco didn't like, the other to panel and the one going up to from poco. No cold water.
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By triple tapped i mean three wires one lug.
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What kind of bug caucuses are in the bottom of the meter base ?
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One went to ground rod, which poco didn't like, the other to panel and the one going up to from poco. No cold water.
Yeah most power companies won't allow a gec in the meter pan.
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Yeah most power companies won't allow a gec in the meter pan.
No connections in the pan are allowed here, though it can pass through uninterrupted to the earth - At least with my last install inspection 6 years ago.
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Why are there 4 wires coming from the main disconnect? That is a parallel neutal and is not compliant
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No white tape?
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Its a gec. It would pass worth a few power companies here but not most of them
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Yep! Thanx everyone, those are acorns and i have no idea how they got in there. I dont know why there was four wires up from the panel other than say uhhh , an idiot , ? This one was interesting as i had never came across a 1/0 neutral with 2/0 lines but i am not industrial and only do about 3-4 resi service upgrades a year.. You can see there is a place for the top neut lug which i didnt have but i got it to pass.
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[QUOTE="xpertpc"] No connections in the pan are allowed here, though it can pass through uninterrupted to the earth - At least with my last install inspection 6 years ago.[/

You may be reverse engineering some history here. Thanx!
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No connections in the pan are allowed here, though it can pass through uninterrupted to the earth - At least with my last install inspection 6 years ago.[/

You may be reverse engineering some history here. Thanx!
No beer memory included, 3 wires from the meter base into the breaker box then the ground from the breaker box back through the meter base into the earth. Inspector had no problem with it.

I've only had 2 years of residential back in early 90's, been industrial ever since which is why I normally stay out of these threads - except while thawing my stones.
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Right, before there was panels with the ground to neutral bus option. Still the triple tapping seems odd.
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