General Requirements Checklist
|√ Did I wire my own pole, NOT a MDEC pole?
√ Shielded entrance cable (gray insulation) CAN NOT be direct buried or installed in conduit.
√ Switchbox location CAN NOT be in a bathroom
√ Are all of the wires continuous, with no slices?
√ If I used PVC conduit, is it gray electrical grade schedule 40 PVC?
√ Is my ground rod eight feet long and galvanized or copper clad?
√ Is the clamp holding the ground wire to the ground rod one piece?
√ Is the ground wire at least #4 bare copper?
√ Is the center of the meter base and disconnect connected with conduit and weather tight connectors?
√ Does the wiring for the main breaker meet the guidelines from the chart below?
√ Is the main breaker large enough to handle the load on the structure?
√ Is the weather head the correct type for service entrance cable or conduit?
√ Is the weather head a minimum of 12 feet from the ground?
√ Are there at least three straps holding the entrance cable or the conduit riser onto the structure or pole?
√ If aluminum wire is used, has penatrox or oxyguard been applied to all termination points?
√ Are all unused holes in meter base / disconnect closed?
√ Are there proper connectors installed on all circuits leaving or entering the breaker box?
WIRE GUIDELINES CHART
|Disconnect||copper wire||aluminum wire||conduit size|
|60 AMP||#6||#4||1 ¼"|
|100 AMP||#2||#2||1 ¼"|
|400 AMP||#500 MCM||#700 MCM||*|
* USE 3", 3 ½", OR 4" Conduit for 400 AMP service
Equipment Ground for Mobile Homes - #6 Copper or #4 Aluminum