Leaking breaker box

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Old 07-05-19, 02:27 PM
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Leaking breaker box

This morning I found a puddle under my breaker box. The pipe that carries the wires from the electric meter on the outside of the house to the inside of the house (back of the breaker box) appears to be the source. After digging down to investigate it looks like the pipe may have corroded away. See the pictures attached in the link
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What should I do to stop the leaking?
 
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Old 07-05-19, 03:11 PM
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Pipe/conduit needs replaced. Since meter needs pulled time to replace that old split-bus panel - complete service upgrade.
 
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Old 07-05-19, 03:21 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Do you have a lateral service or an aerial service ?
The conduit from the meter to the panel doesn't usually run underground.

The service cable looks relatively new.
You're most likely going to have a leak above the meter pan if it's on the house.
 
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Old 07-05-19, 03:56 PM
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No easy fix there, replace the pipe, PVC would be the best choice, also be carful digging around those conductors while the meter is still installed.
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Old 07-06-19, 11:09 AM
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looks like the pipe may have corroded away.

I don't think so, the end of the vertical conduit looks to have been a clean 90 degree cut when it was installed, I don't think you ever had a continuous conduit from the meter socket to the panel. The vertical conduit is too close to the foundation wall to have had a 90 degree elbow and an LB condulet cannot be buried.

The wall penetration should not have been made below grade and should have been made above the panel using an LB outside above grade for the 90 degree turn and a 90 degree elbow inside into the top of the panel.
 
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