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Default Meter Location (was Residential Electricity)

trader_4 posted for all of us...

On Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:06:18 PM UTC-4, Bob F wrote:
Tekkie´ wrote:
bob haller posted for all of us...

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:45:07 AM UTC-4, J.B. Wood wrote:
Hello, and perhaps a local ordinance question: Often you see new
town/row house developments that look very nice from the front
except they put the electric meter right in front which, IMHO,
detracts from the view. We have "smart" meters in my neck of the
woods. Thanks for your time and comment. Sincerely,
J. B. Wood e-mail:

code done for safety.

in the event of a fire or other emergeny the emergency responders
need a quick easy way to cut the power / pull the meter

For OP it's local custom-as you state.

Wrong Bobby, it's for the convenience of the POCO. The FD WILL find
the meter if they need too.

Where I live finding the meter is as simple as looking at the wires.

You must get real confused when the service is underground.

Still has meter. If no life safety involved then we'll wait for the POCO
which is usually 20-30 min depending on outside factors. All responders go
through POCO supplied training-gas & electric. It all depends on
circumstances, actually power in a SFD is not a problem.

We have hotsticks and use them in commercial fires, training by POCO.

that is why people don't volunteer any more. A lot of training involved,
it's not just put the wet stuff on the red stuff. Most shocks are in major
cities because the poverty stricken drug users use boot leg hookups.