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    Licensed Electrical Contractor Speedy Petey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ballvalve View Post
    Hereabouts, every house and mobile home I ever saw feeds a subpanel in the house from a remote drop or underground line that has a meter and disconnect on the pole or post. And usually a space for a few breakers for the well.
    This has always been required for mobile homes.

    Quote Originally Posted by ballvalve View Post
    You guys are suggesting that the feed to this panel comes from a remote meter without a breaker on the feed wire?
    Absolutely.



    Quote Originally Posted by ballvalve View Post
    You would run unprotected wires 50 or 200 feet from the meter to a subpanel???
    Yup, absolutely, if underground or outside. And not to a "sub-panel", to the main panel(s).
    Once the wire enters the house there must be a disconnect near the point of entry. This is an NEC code. Your local southwest codes are more stringent.

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    Sounds foolish to me. Hate to hit that direct connection to the transformer with the backhoe!

    The only underground cables around here are PO CO owned, 6' deep in a sand bed, from the the transformer,
    paid for [ and installed or paid to be installed] by the homeowner, and going to a meter with a breaker for any destination beyond.

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    100 amp sub panel.

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