Removing vinyl siding around service drop/meter box

Old 08-05-14, 06:57 AM
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Removing vinyl siding around service drop/meter box

I am removing vinyl siding and am uncertain what to do around my service drop/meter base. The line is attached at the facia (no weather head) and runs overtop the siding for about six feet to the meter box. It appears to be the original service line from '57 as there is no rigid conduit.

Is there a safe way to remove this siding then paint the cedar shake underneath without having the PoCo come out to shut it off? Thanks!

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Old 08-05-14, 07:56 AM
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If you are removing the horizontal siding you are going to need the power company to cut power as there are screw holding the socket to the house..
Old 08-05-14, 07:58 AM
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If the vinyl siding is under the disconnect and meter then the power company will need to be called for a power disconnect. You may need an electrician to help you remove and reinstall the equipment.
Old 08-05-14, 08:42 AM
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(no weather head)
Today a weatherhead is required. The old code allowed a gooseneck to be formed in the service cable with no weatherhead, but it doesn't appear you even have that.
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you could leave the vinal siding under the disconnect and meter base.

trim it flush with the 2 boxes. chalk the top and sides of each box

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