No, I asked the question to get your input.
So please answer the question.
For clarification, Ex #2 as posted earlier...
#2 HV lines to transformer, trans to meter on pedestal, meter to
distribution panel on ped, d-panel to house - d-panel to garage.
Can you run UF from the d-panel to a house/garage?
Yes you can but to get enough current and a low enough voltage drop for
reasonably efficient operation you will be running individual UF single
conductor cables. In the sizes you will need to supply the house and
the garage that is the only way type UF is available. If there are any
livestock on the premise then I suggest that you run separate neutral
and ground conductors in spite of the additional cost.
At 250 feet, I'd set a second meter and a seperate service, assuming there
is a line near enough. Or are you fed out at the road, and this is the back
forty, and you'd have to pay for another pole? Yes, the upfront costs would
be higher, but if you use much juice out there, it'll be more reliable, and
would certainly scare the eventual purchaser of the place less.
Not a good idea in some areas depending on the electrical utility. A
separate service at an outbuilding may be considered "commercial" even
though it's a residential garage. This means you might be paying commercial
rates plus a meter-reading/billing fee each month. In my case, this meant
about $12 a month whether I used any power or not. Much better to keep it on
the residential meter. YMMV
What? You can't put a mother-in-law trailer behind the barn any more?
(Yeah, you're right- but it does vary by area. A rural co-op company would
probably understand, but an electric company with a pretty building downtown
might not. Probably best to call their customer service line and ask
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