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Minimum Height for Electric Service Meter
What is the minimum height for mounting an electric service? Mounting the Electric Service Meter.
Electric Service Meter
[ad#block] Electrical Question: What is the minimum height for mounting an electric service?
- Is there a minimum height for mounting of service meter on side of house.
- New underground service and the new service/meter is 43″ to top of can.
- My understanding is all panels should be mounted 60″-72″ above finished grade.
This electrical wiring question came from Anthony, in White Pine, Tennessee.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Anthony.
Installing an Electric Service
Application: Installing an Electric Service.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor or a Certified Master Electrician.
Tools Required: Electricians pouch of hand tools and the various power tools necessary for the specific method of electrical service installation.
Estimated Time: Depends on the type of panel, the location, and available access to the project area.
Precaution: This is an extensive project. Working in an electric panel has possible arc flash hazards and should be performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Notice: Installing an Electrical Service Panel should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
Mounting the Electric Service Meter
- The Minimum Height for an Electric Service Meter is actually specified by the local electric utility provider or the power company.
- The NEC National Electrical Code does not specify a minimum height for a service meter, however the typical minimum height for mounting a service meter on side of a house is 5 to 6 feet above the finished grade or level ground.
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