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Old 04-26-2017, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default Square D 400A Main : Conversion multi family to single

I have a question on a 400A 3-meter main. A previous electrician installed this Square D main (excellent job). A few years have passed and the general contractor I work with is now remodeling the same house. It is a 3 family residence-3 meters.

The Gen B has told me they want to convert the 400A Square D to a single-residence service. They are converting the address with the city to a single residence.

My question is : Does square D make a cap to fit and seal for the 2 non-used meters? Has anyone had this experience before?. I see no reason why I can't just pull 2 meters and use only one 125A branch-plenty of power for this house. Is this legal in code sense, I can't imagine replacing a whole service to get a 1-meter panel.

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Old 04-26-2017, 07:24 PM   #2
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POCO should have blanks.
When I worked for the city I kept some in my trunk to make a condition safe when someone steals a meter. When I'd run out I'd stop by POCO meter shop and get some more.
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125 amps for whole house ??

How big this house and did ya make a quick load demand caluation to see how well you are in that zone?
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