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Service Upgrade #106197 05/16/05 10:19 AM
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this is an existing 150amp,20-40 main breaker panel with the seu going thru soffit, (arrow in pic # 2 )customer wanted price for 200amp upgrade.

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Re: Service Upgrade #106198 05/16/05 02:27 PM
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Hey Rich, those are my favorite kind of jobs, you can make some dough there. Either the sink or the panel got to go. The whole "rats nest" in the basement will need lots of attention, and I don't have time to look at the whole outside but there are somthings peeking my curiosity just on the surface.
The only thing in your customers favor is that you should be able to run a 90 out of the bottom of the meter socket and run some rigid down the exterior, thats if there is room down that way for the panel in the interior.
The things that I didn't really look to closely at are your clearances on the roof top, and what ever the cables are kind of drapped around the weather head.
Good luck and work safe

Re: Service Upgrade #106199 05/16/05 07:55 PM
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That house needs more power as much as a fish needs a bicycle!

The priority should be to clean up the wiring mess that he's made for himself....with the talents of a trained sparky, he might find out that he doesn't need a larger service after all- just some sanity restored to his circuits.

Indeed, I would refuse to upgrade the service until the mess is cleared up first.

BTW, that's not a sink....the HO put the 'catch basin' in to help us recover any screws or wire nuts we might drop :-)

Re: Service Upgrade #106200 05/16/05 10:23 PM
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I think the sink is for the electrician hurl into. I got quesy just looking at the pics.

Rob

Re: Service Upgrade #106201 05/17/05 06:53 PM
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I'll do it from here....

Replace Main and Dist. with excessively large J-box, or several small ones. Drag 'Pat Pending' Magic Wire and Cable Comb through that mess, and pipe every 6 circuits over to new panel location at corner of house nearest pole. See DONE!

Not that they need an up-grade, they need re-grade.

Does the drop go over the pool too?

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Re: Service Upgrade #106202 05/17/05 09:04 PM
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$46,000.00

Re: Service Upgrade #106203 05/18/05 12:14 AM
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>>Does the drop go over the pool too?<<

Don't you mean "Frog Pond"

Rob

Re: Service Upgrade #106204 05/18/05 03:40 PM
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the homeowners had an extension built, without any permits, so to upgrade they need a relocated drop to the left of the house, meter main disco, and ser to existing panel location, new 40 circuit main lug panel, and the slop sink has to go. homeowner's response " It works now so we are going to let it be" They will be in for a rude awakening when lipa(POCO) has to get to the drop(they will not service the drop unless they have access by ladder) the drop to the right of the house is telephone.

Re: Service Upgrade #106205 05/27/05 11:09 PM
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With an attitude like that?

RUN, FORREST, RUN!

Re: Service Upgrade #106206 05/28/05 12:22 AM
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Wow!,
Never before have I seen a bigger electrical mess in the one room. [Linked Image]
Are those gas pipes running above the panel?.
This is going to take a lot of work to get right.
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customer wanted price for 200amp upgrade.
Just tell him to bring the Bank down and park it at the door, it could come in handy. [Linked Image]
Is that the telephone service draped across the outside (past the upstairs window) of the
house?.
Man that's rough!. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]


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