Open Electrical Conduit
My new home just west of Nashville, Tennessee has underground electricity that comes out of the ground on the exterior of the front of the house in a plastic conduit that measures 3 1/2 inches OD. It is supposed to be stuck into the round pipe-like tail of the meter box that measures 4 inches OD. However, it is about 1/4 inch short of meeting the meter box. This allows it to shift over about 1/2 inch from true alignment.
The answer by the original installer was to apply clear sealent around the open interface. What would be a better answer short of (no pun intended) having to turn off the power, pull the wires and replace a section of the conduit coming up to the meter box?
You might want to call your power company. I might be wrong, but my understanding is that everything up to and including the meter is the power companies responsibility. I would at least give them a call and see what they say.
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Thank you for the sanity check. I am one of those guys that likes to do everything for himself. It turns out that a crew supervisor for the electrical company lives across the street. I may ask him to take a look. I will also call the electrical company to get the issue on their agenda.