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Old 05-13-2017, 07:15 PM   #1
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I inherited a job in Brooklyn where the hack electrician went MIA...

I need to upgrade the service from 100A to 200A due to the load in this Brownstone. The electric service is an underground network area.

As I'm going through the place, the hack put the ground wire from the MC cable on the neutral buss in the sub-panel on the main level. When the ground was removed, everything went out. Luckily there wasn't a big load otherwise things would have blown up. I find that the neutral coming in from the street has failed.

I have to call Con Ed to fix the neutral issue but prior to me calling them, I have to install a meter. Yes, the hack temp'd the job with no meter. The MC is going up to the sub-panel.

This is my plan:
- Change the end box to 12x24x8 so I can get it closer to the wood panel.
- Use an undeground meter pan so I can come into the side of it due to height restrictions then go into a 200A Main breaker panel

My questions:
- Is there a distance between the end box and meter pan?
- Could I use EMT between the enclosures?

Also open to any other suggestions.


Billy T.

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