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Meter Load Center #177393
05/01/08 12:45 PM
05/01/08 12:45 PM
JValdes  Offline OP
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 301
South Carolina
If I install a meter load center (meter can and breaker combo) can I use a lug panel for the main service panel?

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Re: Meter Load Center [Re: JValdes] #177394
05/01/08 01:21 PM
05/01/08 01:21 PM
BryanInBalt  Offline
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 47
The meter combo IS the main service panel.
The panel on the inside will be a 'sub' panel; assuming it is fed from a breaker in the outside panel.
And don't forget to pull a ground too. wink

I'd still use another main panel inside though.

Design-Build isn't supposed to mean design *as* you build.
Re: Meter Load Center [Re: BryanInBalt] #177396
05/01/08 01:40 PM
05/01/08 01:40 PM
EV607797  Offline
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 745
Fredericksburg, VA, USA
I doubt that I'd install a main in the sub panel since it is within the same building. Still, those panel packages that come with a main PLUS a selection of breakers are sometimes less expensive than buying a MLO panel and the same breakers that come with the package. Kind of hard to argue at that point.

A 100 amp MB panel with five SP 20 amp breakers (Square D Homeline) is only $60.00. In that case, the customers are getting a main breaker whether they need it or not.


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Re: Meter Load Center [Re: EV607797] #177397
05/01/08 01:49 PM
05/01/08 01:49 PM
JValdes  Offline OP
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 301
South Carolina
Thanks folks, that clears that up.....John


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