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I have a client that has a duplex and wants to do a service upgrade for both units. The service order is for a 200A service with 2 100A disconnects. Due to limitations on where the panel is going to be located, I can not put two load centers with a double meter disconnect feeding them. What I would like to do is run the mast to a hot gutter with 2/0 in it, then split bolt the 2/0 to #4 twice to serve each all in one. When I ask for parts from my supply house and one other I am getting blank stares. Can I do this legally? I've seen it on plenty of older multi family buildings but never done it myself.

Any suggestions of a better way to do it? Everything needs to fit into 43" of wall space.

How can I put a hub into the gutter for the mast? Do I have to come in on the side of the gutter as opposed to the top and just drill through the gutter?
 

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What is a "hot" gutter?

They make gutters for this purpose with hubs on the top.

Why can't you just use a double meter pan?

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For some reason, these meter pans are harder to get ahold of than you would think. And EXPENSIVE!

Ive got an old home getting turned into a duplex, and as ugly as it may be, the cheapest way to do the service is set 2 meter bases right next to each other, and run a riser up for each.
I thought about doing the trough and split bolting the feeds to each meter, but as cheap as the HO is, I decided against it.
 

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For some reason, these meter pans are harder to get ahold of than you would think. And EXPENSIVE!

Ive got an old home getting turned into a duplex, and as ugly as it may be, the cheapest way to do the service is set 2 meter bases right next to each other, and run a riser up for each.
I thought about doing the trough and split bolting the feeds to each meter, but as cheap as the HO is, I decided against it.
I see.

Here, the PoCo gives 2 family meter pans away just like the single meter pan.

I know they make troughs with openings on the top for a hub, just like meter pans have. Usually they will have 3 openings on the top so you can choose where to come in.
 

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I see.

Here, the PoCo gives 2 family meter pans away just like the single meter pan.

I know they make troughs with openings on the top for a hub, just like meter pans have. Usually they will have 3 openings on the top so you can choose where to come in.
The other week I had to call around looking for a 400 amp double gang meter base, nobody had them and they acted like I was the first person to ever ask for one. Finally one supply house told me they could get it, but it would take 7 business days and cost around $550. The real kicker was it would only accept 2 1/2" (overhead), forcing me to buy copper feeders!!

I decided it was much better to make some money and do a cheap ugly job, then to pay for all that crap.
 
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