Distance from meter to panel, conduit ran outside the house

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Posted by: from Ottawa
9/24/2021 at 9:48:17 AM

What is the maximum distance allowed between the meter and the breaker panel when the conduit is run outside the house? This is a 2 unit residential dwelling with a 200 amp service. The residence is composed of a basement suite and the main unit upstairs with panels in each unit.

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Joseph from Mates Electric Ltd in Windsor
Date/Time9/24/2021 at 3:43:31 PM

If the conduits are ran outside the house then you can go as far as you need to go from the meter to the panel. There is no ruling on how far you can go as long as you are on the outside of the building.

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Date/Time10/27/2021 at 12:54:10 PM

Joseph is correct. The only caveat I would add is that the conduit cannot be subject to mechanical damage and if the run is long enough it might need expansion joints between the fixed points.



J.L. Kuehnl-Cadwell, CD, ME

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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