meter to weatherhead

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Old 01-15-06, 09:55 AM
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meter to weatherhead

I'm headed for the library, to look up some stuff in the NEC Handbook.
But before I go, here's my Sunday morning DIY question.
I'm replacing meter/mainbreaker (200a), the mast, wires inside mast, and the weatherhead.
1. Is 2" schedule 80 PVC conduit the common thing to use for the mast?
2. For the 200 amp service, what gauge are the 3 wires I will run up and out of the new weatherhead?
3. How many feet of wire should I run out of the new weatherhead
for the POCO to splice to.
4. Do cats really have 9 lives? (just some morning levity )
Oki doki, thanks in advance!!
ps. In this scenerio, are there any important questions
I've failed to ask? BTW, I WILL have a licensed electrician
here guiding me through the new installation as it occurs.
 
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Old 01-15-06, 10:17 AM
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you should always Have a licensed electrician

this will help with your nec
http://www.mikeholt.com/codeforum/ul...ubb=forum;f=11

1. Is 2" schedule 80 PVC conduit the common thing to use for the mast?
No don't do it
http://www.electrical-supply.net/cat...subcatid_E_204
2. For the 200 amp service, what gauge are the 3 wires I will run up and out of the new weatherhead? you need to look that up to be sure it all depends on the type of wire and its insulation factor
3. How many feet of wire should I run out of the new weatherhead
for the POCO to splice to.
The more the better they will cut off what they don't need
4. Do cats really have 9 lives? Yes
 
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Old 01-15-06, 12:22 PM
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I'm not sure but I dont think you can use PVC for the mast it must rigid steel or IMC, it depends upon local codes.2" is fine
2 or 3 feet out of the head should be plenty.
For a 200 amp using Al conductors you need 2 # 4/0 & 1 #2/0 type XHHW
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