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200 amp OH Service #47072 01/07/05 11:22 PM
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Customer has 200amp OH service w/ 2 100amp meters(double gang meter) feeding 2 100amp panels w/100amp main breakers.Customer wants one panel to be up graded to a 200amp.So the end result would be a 200amp & 100amp panel. I would think I would have to upgrade to a 2 gang 200amp meter box.The house has gas heat and appliances. The load calculation on the house isnt changing by a large amount. Just needs more breaker space for attic renovation.That said ... the 200amp OH service should be ok.. any input is greatly appreciated..ToHo

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Re: 200 amp OH Service #47073 01/07/05 11:40 PM
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You would have to upgrade to the two 200 amp meter sockets. Sounds like a lot of work if the loads aren't changing. How about installing a 30 circuit 100 amp main breaker panel and upgrading the grounding? SQD makes one and I believe Cutler Hammer does to.
Ron

Re: 200 amp OH Service #47074 01/07/05 11:48 PM
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customer wants the 200amp panel for future use if necessary. I don't believe The utility Co. rates the residential service as a continuous load?(only commercial) I'm not sure at what point the utility Co. would want me to upgrade the 200amp OH service. ToHo

Re: 200 amp OH Service #47075 01/08/05 02:05 PM
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You may want to consider the Milbank number
U2601-XL. It's a 2-gang horozontal one 100 amp and one 200 amp. Now you can have a 200 amp main 40 ckt on one side and a 100 amp 30 ckt on the other. They're mostly used where there's one larger sq ft home next to a smaller apt/in law.

Re: 200 amp OH Service #47076 01/08/05 09:38 PM
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wirenutt..
thanks..I did not know milbank made a combo meter enclosure like that.. I just have to check with the poco to see if 4/0 seu service riser will be large enough for both services.. Thanks again ToHo

Re: 200 amp OH Service #47077 01/09/05 12:14 AM
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Hey Wirenutt,
35 years in the business and thats the first time I've heard Milbank had such a meter socket. Very interesting. Will have to see if WE energies approval is on that one for future use. Education never comes to an end.
Ron

Re: 200 amp OH Service #47078 01/10/05 08:40 PM
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I didn't know it was made til I had started working in a supply house. After years in the field now have acsess to all this info., figures, LOL....


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