I am looking at a house that has the electric meter on the side,
but the problem is that I think I would want to change the grade
on that side of the house to allow the driveway to be extended
beside the house. This idea is complicated by the electric meter.
The service connection to the meter is underground.
What would be a rough guess of the cost for an electrician or
the power company (???) to rewire that meter? I would rent the
necessary equipment and do the digging and expose the wire, but
I suspect the wire would need to be lengthened so that it could
then be buried deeper.
On Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:07:02 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Consider calling the electric utility company and having them come out, at no charge, and mark for you exactly
where the wires are located and how deep they are. You might be able to accomplish your grading without
moving or lengthening the wires.
On Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:26:59 +0000, Stormin' Norman
No one mentioned having the power shut off before any excavating is even
started. Only an idiot will dig with the power ON.
Since this is on the power companies side of the meter, it's between
them and the home owner to accomplish this work. They will have certain
requirements, or they may do the entire job, or maybe the home owner can
dig the trench and they do the wiring, or some other arrangement.
Asking for the price on a newsgroup is stupid. Ask the power company!
Each company will have their own requirements and codes to follow, and
each will have different prices.
Wouldn't it be simpler to call the power company and ask? You
will not get a useful answer here, unless you include more
information such as "location", "size of service", "distance to
service transformer", "name of power company".
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