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#123159 - 02/26/06 10:34 PM new service
IKAYLA Offline
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Loc: tobyhanna,pa,usa
new 320A(400A)with two 200A 120/240V disconnects feeding two 200A subs. please don't be shy with comments thanks. jermaine
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#123160 - 02/26/06 10:40 PM Re: new service
IKAYLA Offline
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sorry tried to attach pic but could not can u please help, jermaine
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#123161 - 02/27/06 01:36 AM Re: new service
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Hi IKAYLA welcome

You have to post a picture to one of the moderators and they will attach it to the thread.

Kind regards, Raymond
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#123162 - 02/27/06 02:45 AM Re: new service
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Jermaine,
Welcome to the group.
If you'd like to send the pic to me by clicking on the icon above this post of mine.
I'd be happy to post it for you.

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 02-27-2006).]
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#123163 - 03/04/06 07:48 PM Re: new service
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#123164 - 03/04/06 09:58 PM Re: new service
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Registered: 07/16/02
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I always get a kick out of seeing conduit fittings used where a simple back to back set of 90's made from one pipe would do.

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#123165 - 03/04/06 10:16 PM Re: new service
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That is a nice looking ON-Q job there. Hats off to that. Could you get us a picture of the top of the panels? Can't tell but would like to see how many romex cables per connector you have there. Nice neat work otherwise.

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#123166 - 03/05/06 05:44 AM Re: new service
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#123167 - 03/05/06 07:13 AM Re: new service
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Registered: 02/22/03
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Loc: Grayslake IL, USA
I was thinking the same about useing a back to back on the 1st picture. I try not to use 2" LB's for 3 3/0. I think it would have been a pain to pull thru those fittings. I will use a mogal type LB because they will fit the conductors without fighting, scraping, and pushing with objects.

Myself I would have used a 400 amp pedistal (the utility calls it a meter raceway) with two 200 amp breakers in it. One piece and your done. It would cost more at about $1200 for the part. The utility wants the pedistals for resi because of ground movement from the seasons can pull the conductors and cause a slow self destruction. The pedistals allow the conductors to be zig-zaged giving extra length for movement.

Did you build that inside wall for the electric?

The fitting under the panel I would have used a 90 or a j-box to make pulling easier.


Tom

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#123168 - 03/05/06 08:16 AM Re: new service
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Registered: 11/17/05
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Loc: New Jersey
hind site is 20/20 and not to pour salt on an open wound, but why not use a trough from the meter to the bottom of both disconnects?

It would be a neat job, easier than pulling through 2 LB's and cost about the same. 3 nipples and a trough.

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