I hope you'll excuse my ignorance, but I find parallel conductor sizing for a service confusing. I'm going to be installing a 3PH, 4-wire, 1,000-amp overhead service. I'd appreciate references to the 2002 NEC so I can understand it. I'd also appreciate wire smaller than 500kcmil. I don't recall the pipe size, but it took 2 of us over an hour to install the service heads (500kcmil just doesn't bend well).
I'm coming up with (3) 400kcmil, or (4) 250kcmil with a 2/0 EGC. I assume the 75 degree C table is used because of terminations. I don't understand the importance of 240.4(C) in light of 310.4 (...to form a single conductor).
#92930 - 04/18/0504:19 PMRe: Parallel Service Conductors