He wants me to go threw a grounding bushing at meter then to the panel.CADPoint said:The term meter isn't in the Article 100! A meter is not considered a means of Disconnect to an electrician. A meter is not a Overcurrent Protective Device. A meter might not be our responsibility.
Com EdCADPoint said:There's four power companies in Illinois, which one are you working with? Maybe it's in their contractor's handbook? Do you work between two different POCO's?
May I, They don't want to it established in thier something different than the spirit of Article 200.3.its true. alot of pocos are requiring the ground to NOT be in the meter base. dont quite get it myself, but thats the way it is!
huh? did you just become indian? you usually make more sense.:001_huh:May I, They don't want to it established in thier something different than the spirit of Article 200.3.
Old hang up of power workers is they call it a ground we call it a neutral.May I, They don't want it to be established in their something (Meter Base) no different than the spirit of(with-in) Article 200.3.
Typically because the connection would be where you can't normally access it.its true. alot of pocos are requiring the ground to NOT be in the meter base. dont quite get it myself, but thats the way it is!
Also gives shorter direct fault path outside the building in the event of lightning strike.A meter/ main, which in truth is the only wise and wonderful way to install an electrical service to a dwelling , which also serves to prevent "unfused" * conductors from entering the building, and does not prevent you snowed in poor miserable devils from cutting power off if you were also wise enough to put a second disconnecting means in your "sub panel" in the basement, is a win- win for everybody. Ground it outside, cause that is where your service disconect is when you use a meter/main. :thumbsup:
* tradeslang... in modern states a circuit breaker is employed.
How often do you need to access this connection?Typically because the connection would be where you can't normally access it.
Makes perfect sense Mac. Its a practical application of a jurisdictional necessity.Once the meter is installed and the sealing tag is put on by the poco, it is no longer available for inspection by the local electrical inspector. That leads to them deciding to not allow for it's connections to be inside a meter socket. Poco's don't want it there for that same exact reason.
Not a challenge towards you in the least Steve... but how many inspectors come back to a site to re-inspect the GEC connections after the fact?Mac is right......
The age old debate orbits 250.68(A) fellas..
Accessibility of GEC terminations
Some view a sealed meter as inacessible