Ok been there many many times, I live in Orlando - Now what you need to do is this:
When mounting the panel to the pole, you need to kind of square it out. What I mean by this is that you should fasten (2) 2x6's the length of the panel on the sides of the pole. What this will do is bring the edges of the 2x6 out to be level with the curve of the pole. Then when you mount the panel to this, it will sit flush and rather solid. For a home owner such as yourself this will be the best way to go about doing this.
Now from the meter into the panel you will simply run three wires down into the panel. The panel is what will ground to the two grounding rods. From the main panel to the panel inside the mobile home, you will run 3/0 copper thhn ( you will need three of those ) One will be marked with blue tape and the other with white tape. This will help you idendify which wire is which. Then for the grounding wire you will run a #4 thhn grounding wire.
Here is a pictoral diagram of how you will want to go about doing this. In your case since you do not have a water meter, ignor that part of the grounding. But you will need to run a grounding wire from the grounding bar in your panel to the chassis of the mobile home. Picture:Please reply back to this post if you need further assistance:
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Friday, February 19, 2010 10:24:02 AM