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Meter Installation on Pole

Meter Installation on
Carroll Electric's Primary Pole

Meter Installation on
Carroll Electric's Secondary Pole
Dimensional Requirements (See Diagram)
Distance Length Descriptions
A 5 feet Height of meter above finished grade
B Min. 27" Depth of ditch
C Will advise Length of conduit for meter loop to be determined by CECC


Service Size Requirements

Service Size
Wire Size
Min. Conduit Size
Copper
Grounding
Conductor
(amps)
Copper
Aluminum
Meter Loop
Undergound*
 
100
No. 4
No. 2
1 1/4"
2"
No. 6
150
No. 1
2/0
1 1/2"
3"
No. 6
200
2/0
4/0
2"
3"
No. 4
 

Carroll Electric Requirements
Local authorities may have additional requirements.

  1. If meter loop is on PRIMARY POLE, service wires must be underground.
  2. Assembled meter loop supplied by member (conduit size shown in table). No thin wall conduit permitted.
  3. Weatherproof main disconnect required on pole.
  4. Conduit straps to be sized to the conduit required (3 required).
  5. Leads from the weatherhead should extend 5' on a primary pole and 2' on a secondary pole.
  6. All wire in conduit must be stranded THW covered or equivalent.
  7. No. 6 copper (No. 4 on 200 amp service) from meter base required for bonding to pole ground.
  8. Member's wire from the main disconnect is required to be in conduit and the conduit must extend a minimum of 18" under finished grade.
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