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Old 02-09-2018, 07:31 AM   #21
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That's how I see it but I'm not American. We usually spend less money for a residential panel with the main breaker than MLO so it's better and cheaper.

Really you are not an American and all this time I thought of you as RED WHITE AND BLUE. I am saddened
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:57 AM   #22
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Update: I spoke with my friend tonight and he said he plans on going with the meter base with the disconnects even though the electrical inspector said he thinks it's okay. In my opinion, that is a wise choice. You never know when you might get a different opinion and, for me, playing it safe is almost always the best way to go... There's just too much money and time riding on these projects. Thanks everyone for the input. It's definitely appreciated and very helpful.
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Ok now that the problem is solved let's muddy the water a little. What if you had two risers up the house with one service drop? Would both service disconnects need to be grouped?

Maybe that's what the inspector is thinking of?
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Ok now that the problem is solved let's muddy the water a little. What if you had two risers up the house with one service drop? Would both service disconnects need to be grouped?

Maybe that's what the inspector is thinking of?
Yes, it's still one service even with multiple risers (and/or multiple meters).
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Meter main is the way to go. Multiple disconnects on the same service (maximum of 6) must be grouped and marked and in the same location.

You could come in the building 1 time into a gutter with 1 panel with a main breaker and a separate breaker to feed the basement panel but why bother more $$$$ The only reason would be if you didn't want the disconnects outside
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Milbank makes a 320 with 2-200 amp breakers. This is what you will need.
So does Siemens. I can get a Siemens for about $400 less than Milbank, iirc. Buying the Siemens from Amazon was $200 cheaper than buying it from my Siemens supplier.
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