Doing a meter box upgrade, underground service in 2" EMT entering bottom of box. My new meter box has about 12" distance from bottom case to lugs, which is about 3" longer than the old. Ack!
Surely this happens to others. What are the options here?
Request a new conductor wire be installed by the utility company?
Lower the box down on the conduit? But this raises 2 more questions: how can you cut and thread the conduit with wires still inside (not likely possible), or how can you secure the conductor without threaded end if the threads are raised 3" above inside the bottom of the box)
Have the utility company pull the wires back a couple feet so I can make cut and thread the conduit?
Splice the main line? (I'm guessing no, but if yes, the power company would be very specific on their requirements)
Other options I am missing, besides finding a new box? (no time for that, plus I've spent days searching to settle on what I've got).