Hello, I have a question regarding service disconnect location. How far from the weatherhead am I allowed to place the disconnect?
Really? Where would this be?speakin of which... did you know on UG service it is legal, ( although unpractical ) to use the meter itself as means of disconnect? This helped me when I had to finish a job after jacklegs.
I surely hope you are speaking to the distance thing and not the meter as a disconnect.Its a gray area look at 225.2 ,225.32,230.6 and 230.70
Not sure where you are at but around here, the only greater authority than the electrical inspec (concerning electrical work anyway) is the state level offices that determine what the code for the state is. Even then, ultimately, it is only interpretation that is allowed. The inspector is not allowed to make code.With the UCC and the ICC electrical code giving the bco authority over the electrical inspector I dont know ,depends on whos calling the shots.
its 35 ' in beaufort county. Hilton head is " upon entrance "Pennsylvania passed the uniform construction code act 45 ,and adopted the ICC codes with that came the ICC electrical code that gives the building code offical authority over the electrical inspector. Its really scarey a two day course and test puts some one that dosent know witch end of the kleins to hold or what their for in charge of everything.
The 40 ft of se cable was on hilton head island in south carolina,on a friends condo pallemetto electric Is the utility co when I questioned it they told me that aint the way we do it in buefort county.They did a whole complex that way
maybe if they would require SE type U I would think it would be relatively safe, same as when outside but SE cable by definition does not require the outer wrap of the neutral. I still do not like the idea of a wire being fused at the level it is but at least that would be better.I agree se cable unfused is dangerous, Espically in stick frame construction. But Dont you think if you ran a screw into a peice of ser or seu with an overcurrent device on it it would still arc?
Understood but the lowest bid isn;t always the taken bid. Actually, this is something I would like to see the code committee actually take up and define and correct. That would allow all to bid on a level field.Dont you think ,Unless somepthing is in the contract documents requires a disconect (thats not required by code )and its a competive bid situation not too many people are going to put one in .
Well, the fact it is ambiguously stated as the nearset point inside the building allows the inspector to support his decision to not allow 35 feet of SE inside the building. It is not opinion, it is application of what is actually stated.The first thing your told in code enforcement is do not enforce your personal opinion,If you cant put your finger an an code article shut up.[/
I'm glad you threw that last sentence in there. In EVERY POCO jurisdiction I work in (about 10) the POCO specifies where the meter is to be mounted. In one of the areas, the POCO requires the meter on the front of the building even just so they can access it easier.The meter as a disconnect is a call the inspector would have to make. But the location of the meter is really up to the guy who screws it on. As long as it meets power co. regulations.