Are you trying to supply the house panel, or just provide some temporary circuits for tools, etc. during the work? Could you use cam-locks with W or EISL, or even pin & sleeve and some tails to the lugs on the panel? Forgive my ignorance of any applicable NEC regs, for I am a lowly entertainment/theatre electrician. We do crazy things all the time, and haven't burned anything down (yet).
[This message has been edited by noderaser (edited 03-07-2007).]