Service feed ,PVC in foundation.

Old 05-12-03, 12:42 PM
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Question Service feed ,PVC in foundation.

I'm building a new home where I would like a recessed meter base on one side of the attached garage( wall closer to service pole) but I want the service panel on the adjacent wall(wall attached to the house).

So I was wondering If I could install the PVC for the service up inside the foundation stem wall to the recessed meter base , then back down the stem wall, underneath the garage floor and back up the other foundation stem wall to the service panel.

Obviously , the PVC would be installed when the forms go up prior to pouring the footing and stem walls. I could also run a ground to the rebar as well ,right?

Anyway, thanks for the replys.
Old 05-12-03, 02:33 PM
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What is a "recessed meter base" and what is a "stem wall"?

If you plan on using the rebar as a Grounding Electrode I advise that you have any Grounding connections Inspector-approved prior to pouring concrete.

It the Service Dis-Connect is inside the building and 20 ft (for example) distant from the meter location then the Service Conductors between the meter and the Service Dis-Connect are required to be in a raceway "outside" the building which means the raceway must be encased in a concrete or brick wall/floor. Best to check with the Authority enforcing the Code on the Service-Disconnect location.
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Yes you can do what your asking but keep this in mind, the pipe from the meter to the panel must be below at least 2" of concrete, and your ground wire, ( here in Washington we call it a "ufer ground") make sure you have at the wire attached to at least 20' of rebar or run 20'of wire, your wire size will be #4 copper.
(See NEC 250-52(A)(3)).

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