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Modular homes #72366
11/27/06 08:01 AM
11/27/06 08:01 AM
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Sparks30  Offline OP
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Has anyone wired one of these, And how much of a pain is it?

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Re: Modular homes #72367
11/27/06 10:11 AM
11/27/06 10:11 AM
renosteinke  Offline
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The house itself is pretty straightforward; each section has a connector that joins it to the electrical system, and you run power to the panel as you would a regular house, only from a pedestal you set. The PoCo connects to the pedestal.

Now, the pedestal is where it can get tricky. The PoCo will likely want the trench (for UG feed) a good 5 ft. deep. You will need a ground rod, and make your bond in your section- not the PoCo pull section.

In practice, I suppose that the house itself ought to have a ground rod as well; though I'm not sure I've ever seen one!

Re: Modular homes #72368
11/27/06 05:46 PM
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luckyshadow  Offline
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In my part of the world - all thats required is the basement work.
Install panel that is provided with the house, stub out some SE cable, (POCO does all the meter work in my part of the world)
Drive ground rods, bond service , wire basement for lights ,receptacles, well, furnace/heat pump, water heat etc etc

Re: Modular homes #72369
11/27/06 07:45 PM
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Sparks30  Offline OP
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Thanks. I job may not come true. Just alittle knowledge for later.

Re: Modular homes #72370
11/27/06 07:46 PM
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ShockMe77  Offline
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The ones I have done have required splicing boxes in the basements. The basements are actually at ground level. These were townhouses with 1 car garages. There's 6 sections (3 sections per floor), 2 floors, with tails down to the basement that either went as homeruns or to complete 3-way switching between any of the six sections. Basements had 1 bath, garage, hallway, laundry area, utility room and one large liveable room.


They're near impossible to do without owning a toner. That would be the advice I would give, have a toner and if u don't have one, get one.

Good luck.

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Re: Modular homes #72371
11/27/06 10:34 PM
11/27/06 10:34 PM
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john p  Offline
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Bemidji,MN.USA
We have some canadian units come down here with A stub down for the panel like a mobil home with the panel in the middle of the house. Except there wired for a 3wire service.If they were placed on a basement the best thing to do is install a regular service in the celler and run 4 wire to the house service and seperate the grounds and neutrals and treat it like a subpanel. Then wire all the celler and utilities from the celler service. The prewired panel probably doesn't have any spare spaces anyway.

Re: Modular homes #72372
11/29/06 03:17 PM
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classicsat  Offline
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It depends what "modular" means.

Namely if the modules are built to be assemled into a permanently sited home, or later disassembled and relocated, AKA trailer home.

Around here, there are two manufacturers of the former, which are connected to service as a site-built home, with a the meter socked directly attatched, with a 3 wire feed and bonded/earthed in the home.

Re: Modular homes #72373
11/30/06 06:15 PM
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Steve Miller  Offline
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Loudoun Cty, VA
Around here a modular is the same as a stick built house. Meter on the side, longggg tails hanging for the homeruns that we just drop at the panel which we put wherever we want. Basically it's a house that mostly needs service work. Now a Mobile home (i.e. trailer) is another story.


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