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Old 05-02-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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I have a bit of a challenge with a 200Amp 2 family dwelling service upgrade. the meter bank provided by the power company is 24in wide and I only have 20" of usable space so I have to install two single 100A meters and a nema 3R trough above the meters. (200A - (3) Aluminum 4/0 conductors into the trough, bugging in (6) #2 conductors going out to the line side of each 100 Amp meter enclosures via a close nipple.

I am having trouble understanding what size enclosure to use above the meters between the 200A service entrance.

It will more than likely need to be in PVC pipe as I have to penetrate the soffet. Power company will not allow the Service Entrance cable to run along the facia over a covered porch.

Appreciaite the asisstance.

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Hello all,

I have a bit of a challenge with a 200Amp 2 family dwelling service upgrade. the meter bank provided by the power company is 24in wide and I only have 20" of usable space so I have to install two single 100A meters and a nema 3R trough above the meters. (200A - (3) Aluminum 4/0 conductors into the trough, bugging in (6) #2 conductors going out to the line side of each 100 Amp meter enclosures via a close nipple.

I am having trouble understanding what size enclosure to use above the meters between the 200A service entrance.

It will more than likely need to be in PVC pipe as I have to penetrate the soffet. Power company will not allow the Service Entrance cable to run along the facia over a covered porch.

Appreciaite the asisstance.
Can you use a 2 gang meter socket.?

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I called the local electrical supply and square D makes one but its $300.00.

I havent been able to find a vertical 2 meter residential enclosure. Local power company only supplies horizontal.
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I called the local electrical supply and square D makes one but its $300.00.

I havent been able to find a vertical 2 meter residential enclosure. Local power company only supplies horizontal.
That is something that the HO is going to have to pay for..


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but if i were to use an enclosure and bug it in, what would be the appropriate size?
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