Electircal Service

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Old 01-12-03, 05:12 AM
braveheart30116
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Question Electircal Service

I have a dryed in addition to my house. I have a permit to upgrade my sevice, along with moving the service to the addition. My question is this.... Instead of going thru the trouble of putting up a temporary pole with meter and breaker box, could I just mount the meter on the addition and wire it into the load center. Eventually, I will disconnect the current old breaker box, but for a while, i'll need both services.
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House in South Carolina.
Alan
 
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Old 01-12-03, 07:28 AM
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You could move the meter to the addition, install the new main panel, then run a temporary feeder to the main panel (via a breaker in the main panel. You could make that feeder "permanent" by using the old main panel as a subpanel. Don't forget to unbond the neutral and ground in the old panel if going this way.
 
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Old 01-12-03, 09:43 AM
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braveheart30116, Check with your power company on this issue and you inspection department. I can only speak in behalf of my AhJ(Authority Having Jurisdication) in my area. Any electrical service must be mounted to the original structure (the house), not an addition. So, if a new addition is going to added to the house it has to be moved to either sides of the house or elsewhere on the back of the house, along with the service drop.
It might be permissible in your area to do this. You hate to do all that work and find out its not.


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Old 01-12-03, 10:16 AM
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Temporary service

I have a meter box and breaker, ready to mount on a 2 x 6. But, then the thought occurred, why not just mount the meter on the house. This will be treated as a temp service by the electric co., though. Not sure of the laws?
 
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Old 01-12-03, 10:25 AM
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If its just a temporary service and not planning to leave it permanently no problem.

Fred
 
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Old 01-12-03, 10:33 AM
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Temporary service

Thanks to Fred and all who have helped.

Alan


I'll go ahead and mount the meter box right to the house!
 
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