Meter wiring

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  1. Jul 2, 2018 #1

    trigg

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    I finally got meter grounded an wanted to get the opinions of many before i talk w poco for power to be back on.
    There was a prexisting #4 copper off weatherhead neutral that i grounded to panel on left side ,already there.
    And a new#4 copper from ground rod to bottom of panel then lug at neutral bar.
    I also ran conduit but not shown in pic

    Also what was purpose of a #4 to neutral then meter off weather head entrance?

    Any info before inspected is appreciated
     

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    JoeD

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    I have never heard of or seen a ground wire going up to the weatherhead.
     
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    What would happen if you did have a short to ground there?
    But would it not be grounded if the mast was attached to the meter box?
     
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    The 3 utility conductors, and the cable tied to the service mast are call a service drop.

    Here on the truly left, nanny state, coast there is a ground conductor on the pole which is tied to the cable anchoring the service drop to the service mast, the service is them grounded to a driven ground rod.

    In over 40yrs, i've never seen the neutral from the service drop tied directly to ground.

    I'd ask the utility to have a look, as a courtesy, before you call for service.
     
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    20180708_133144.jpg 20180705_131025.jpg 20180702_125331.jpg Got Approved!
    Tech said its double bonded at meter,


    Even with that #4 terminated in meter ,on left, box so i guess its not a factor terminated in box vs terminated to ground Rod

    Yes many old homes had this set up w neutral wire feed .They never upgraded .
     
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