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Just took a long road trip across NY state today. Ventured way off the thruway and into rural areas and through collapsed industrial cities. You guys sure love SE cable. I think 99% of services I saw were SE. :thumbup::thumbup:
 

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I have a service coming up soon where I'll be using copper and PVC. Kinda rare but this customer insisted on the copper and whole house surge protection. We normally install SEU for 100-200 amp services.
 

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I have not installed SE services since 93' with the exception of a few hit and run jobs.
 

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Just took a long road trip across NY state today. Ventured way off the thruway and into rural areas and through collapsed industrial cities. You guys sure love SE cable. I think 99% of services I saw were SE.

SE cable is obviously the cause of the collapse of these cities. They'd still be thriving if they used a modern IMC/THWN system. :thumbup: :laughing:
 

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What is strange about SE cable is when you get off Long Island..

We have to sleeve it below and above the meter pan in conduit..

That added protection will keep a psycho from beating it with a tree branch.. :laughing:
 

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That's the dumbest rule ever.
Then they put a pound of duct seal around the SE connector and eventually the top conduit sleeve gets pushed into the duct seal..

Now you have a place where water runs down the SE cable.. gets trapped above the SE connector and eventually leaks into the meter pan..

Job security at its best.. :thumbup::thumbup:
 

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I helped a guy put up a 3 phase 200 amp mast service on a store on Staten Island 30 years ago. It failed inspection. The 2" GRC mast had to be sleeved inside of 3" GRC where it passed through the soffit. It was considered to be inside of the building. It was only about 3' inside of the soffit, not like one of those long mansard type of overhangs.:(
 
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