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Jamesco

Senior Member
Location
Iowa
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Master Electrician
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To be clear, Roger was referring to the GEC may be in the meter. The grounded conductor (neutral) would be bonded to the can and EGC bar in the panel or first disconnecting means with OCPD.
I've never seen an EGC in a meter socket. POCO here won't allow it. Grounded conductor is bonded to the meter socket when used for a POCO's meter.
 

Little Bill

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Tennessee NEC:2017
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Electrician
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I've never seen an EGC in a meter socket. POCO here won't allow it. Grounded conductor is bonded to the meter socket when used for a POCO's meter.
You won't see an EGC in a meter socket, but you can see an GEC in a meter socket. Some of the POCOs here require them in there. One will not allow it there and must be at the weatherhead if overhead service. They will allow it in the meter socket if underground service.
 

Jamesco

Senior Member
Location
Iowa
Occupation
Master Electrician
You won't see an EGC in a meter socket, but you can see an GEC in a meter socket. Some of the POCOs here require them in there. One will not allow it there and must be at the weatherhead if overhead service. They will allow it in the meter socket if underground service.
My bad, I meant GEC.

POCO doesn't allow it here in the meter socket.
 

kwired

Electron manager
Location
NE Nebraska
My bad, I meant GEC.

POCO doesn't allow it here in the meter socket.
NEC allows GEC to land at any point between (and including) the service disconnecting means and the load end of the overhead or underground service conductors.

Used to be a pretty common practice on old services (like 1930ish to 1950ish) to see GEC attached directly to surface of building and connecting to where transition occurs between service drop and service entrance conductors.
 
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