Option 1 – The building will be constructed to provide at least 28” of overhang above the meter.
- Roofline extends 28” from exterior wall (Figure 3.).
Figure 3. - Option 1-A
- Construct 28” cover into building envelope (Figures 4 or 5)
Figure 4. - Option 1-B Configuration 1
Figure 5. - Option 1-B Configuration 2
Option 2 – Purchase a commercially available snow shield. List of Intermountain Gas approved commercially available snow shields:
CBI Off-road Fab
Auto Parts Store
Address: 792 E. Iona Rd., Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: (208) 528-0664
To get on the list of approved vendors for snow shields, please see the required standards outlined in the engineered design form. Provide the Professional Engineered design to Intermountain Gas Company by emailing: CustomerService@intgas.com
Option 3 – Fabricate an engineer designed snow shield.
The location of the meter is an important safety issue. There are several options to keep the meter protected. The option of constructing a freestanding snow shield is one of those options. For the full list of requirements download the Engineering Design Requirements for Meter Protection Assembly for here.