Re: Attractive Electric Meter Box/Base????
You ARE allowed to paint them another color, you know. Just not before inspection; the inspector needs to be able to see the markings on the conduit.
The most "attractive" are the recessed ones where the feed conduit is inside the wall.
Another alternative (more practical in a rural area) is to use a pedestal meter next to the transformer, or if overhead, on a pole away from the house. In some cases where you have the meter set away from the house, the utility will use a CT meter, which doesn't need the main wires going through the meter, and therefore the meter can be smaller. The catch is that there needs to be a box in the vicinity for the current transformers which feed the meter.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.