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I am an industrial maintnance electrician for the state .. Havent done any resi really except side jobs with friends .. My question is this : a buddy wants to run some new se and instal a new meter base .. I told him i can help him . And im sure if the panel is more then 5 feet from base it must be "SER" from base to panel run ... Other then that its pretty easy but im not sure if the poco will instal the meter in the new base if the job hasnt been inspected .. I work for the state on a campus so im not too familiar with the inspection process but i figured its worth it to ask the boards here .. Thanks in advance fellas
 

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just do it. you will definitely need ser from the meteebase... ask one of the "resi" guys here how to terminate that in it... no inspection...

then when they wont hook it up your buddy will figure out that he should have called a contractor and will get to pay for it twice :)
 

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.. My question is this : a buddy wants to run some new se and instal a new meter base .. I told him i can help him . And im sure if the panel is more then 5 feet from base it must be "SER" from base to panel run
Well, there is no set number, but in most places in NY that I know of you can get away with 5-6' INSIDE the house (not just "from the meter"). I've had inspectors give me as much as 10'.
And it's not as easy as just using SER. The reason you need to use SER is because beyond those distances you would need a main disconnect outside. After a main disconnect you'd need the ground wire. Same as industrial/commercial.



... Other then that its pretty easy but im not sure if the poco will instal the meter in the new base if the job hasnt been inspected .. I work for the state on a campus so im not too familiar with the inspection process but i figured its worth it to ask the boards here ..
Nope, they won't. Most areas have some sort of contractor program where we can make taps ourselves, but you must be on an approved list.
 

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E3501.6.2 Service Disconnect location, NYS Residential

Codehttp://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/st/ny/st/b400v10/st_ny_st_b400v10_35_sec001.htm
 

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U know this forum is for serious questions in our trade .. I take my job AND this field very serious . Some of you act like little girls And need a good ass whoopin . Grow the hell up and either contribute some sort of sensible, intelligent information to this site or go stroke on a DYI forum ... You only make yourselves seem bitter .. An immature .. And to the gentleman who contributed thanks a million a much appreciate you taking the time to answer i know u guys work hard .. Thanks have a nice weekend
 

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U know this forum is for serious questions in our trade .. I take my job AND this field very serious . Some of you act like little girls And need a good ass whoopin . Grow the hell up and either contribute some sort of sensible, intelligent information to this site or go stroke on a DYI forum ... You only make yourselves seem bitter .. An immature .. And to the gentleman who contributed thanks a million a much appreciate you taking the time to answer i know u guys work hard .. Thanks have a nice weekend
:cry:

I'm tired of guys coming on here with this "I'm an industrial electrician" attitude and acting like they're better than an electrician who does mostly residential and light commercial. You're an electrician and should be familiar with the NEC no matter what type of electricity you work with. If you're not familiar then you should be looking at Article 230.70(A).
 

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In addition.... I thought you were another troll who comes and posts dumb questions to get a rise out of everyone. That explains my hostility.
 

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U know this forum is for serious questions in our trade .. I take my job AND this field very serious . Some of you act like little girls And need a good ass whoopin . Grow the hell up and either contribute some sort of sensible, intelligent information to this site or go stroke on a DYI forum ... You only make yourselves seem bitter .. An immature .. And to the gentleman who contributed thanks a million a much appreciate you taking the time to answer i know u guys work hard .. Thanks have a nice weekend
I agree, these guys suck. Now let's you and me take this question over to the DIY forum where it belongs.
 
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