Am I being scammed? - Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum > Electrical Trade Topics > Residential Electrical Forum


Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread Today, 06:24 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 3
Default Am I being scammed?

Hey all!

hope this is the right place for this type of questions!

I have a new phev coming in a couple of weeks and as such I need to get a power outlet to plug in the charging cable. I live in an apartment building and have a private parking slot and a private storage room with its own breaker connected to my meter.

That breaker has two unused power outlets, one of which I intend to extend around 20 feet (6 meters) so that I can plug the charging cable of the phev. Or so I thought...

I was given a quote for a complete new breaker with THE EXACT SAME SPECS to the one I already have (25A 30mA single phase) to be installed near the parking slot. Why?

can anyone help me understand or is the company I asked the quote trying to sell me unnecessary stuff?

thanks
Unclestorm is online now  
Join Contractor Talk

Join the #1 Electrician Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

ElectricianTalk.com - Are you a Professional Electrical Contractor? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's the leading place for electricians to meet online. No homeowners asking DIY questions. Just fellow tradesmen who enjoy talking about their business, their trade, and anything else that comes up. No matter what your specialty is you'll find that ElectricianTalk.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join ElectricianTalk.com - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE


Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ElectricianTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Unread Today, 06:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: maine
Posts: 708
Rewards Points: 336
Default

Get another quote from a qualified electrician. Make sure you are there so t can be explained to you what and why. Your question, in the form presented, makes no sense to me.
J F Go is online now  
Unread Today, 06:44 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J F Go View Post
Get another quote from a qualified electrician. Make sure you are there so t can be explained to you what and why. Your question, in the form presented, makes no sense to me.
Thanks for replying

Supposing I didn’t explain myself very well.. I have a dedicated breaker with to unused power outlets. I’d like to extend the distance of one of the power outlets around 20 feet away from the breaker.

The reason is to plug a phev charging cable that will need 6 to 10 amps.

Why do I need a new breaker board after those 20 feet AND a new power outlet connected to it?

Sorry if I’m not explaining myself correctly.

Thanks again
Unclestorm is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Unread Today, 06:48 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 3
Default

Ok, so I received a private message with “who’s allowed to post “ and I’m not a professional.

Sorry
Unclestorm is online now  
Unread Today, 07:19 PM   #5
Moderator

 
Dennis Alwon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 21,534
Rewards Points: 1,998
Default

I will say this. The NEC does not require a disconnect for the charger unless it is over 60 amps. The electrician may not know this. Tell him to read this article.

Quote:
625.43 Disconnecting Means.
For equipment rated more than 60 amperes or more than 150 volts to ground, the disconnecting means shall be provided and installed in a readily accessible location. The disconnecting means shall be lockable open in accordance with 110.25.
__________________
They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy
She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me
I can't help it if I'm lucky
Dennis Alwon is online now  
Closed Thread


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PaintTalk.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com