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  1. Services and Service Equipment
    Hey all, I'm building a house that is going to require a 200A service. I was going to use Aluminum TECK direct buried to feed the service. The run is approx 200ft from hydro connections to my meter base. Unsure if I should run 250kcm or 350kcm mainly because of the voltage drop as I know the...
  2. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Looking for input on a new residential build on 4 acre lot. The main electrical service comes in underground from the transformer to the front of the property at 1 phase 120/240. Here’s some details: • The house build will be 160M away from the meter. (far distance) • 150 Amp panel at the house...
  3. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Wondering about the rules on this. House load is about 60 Amps but plan on adding a future garage/shop. Here's the info I have: Transformer to meter on the house is 360 ft buried. cable is 3c 4/0 aluminum Regular 240 v service for the house load is 60 A for now Inspector came through and...
  4. Services and Service Equipment
    So I am in the process of bidding out a 3 family in massachusetts, boston area, and I don't do residential all of the time. Ive done my service calculation for the units, and they will draw max 75 amps, but I know that isn't the case all of the time. Anyways, I figured each unit will have a...
  5. Services and Service Equipment
    Hey there, I am wiring a 3 family in massachusetts, and I am not a wiz on residential wiring as I mainly do industrial and commercial. Anyways, my question is How far can my service entrance cable go between the meter disconnect and the panel. It is a 3 family, and I want to put the panels in...
  6. General Electrical Discussion
    I have a question which I'm sure someone on here can answer. I know that with parallel feeds, it's important to match wire lengths, material, insulation, termination method, etc. to ensure that each conductor group can split the current equally. What I'm curious about is whether the wire...
  7. General Electrical Discussion
    I am putting together an estimate for a house that is going to have a 320A service. - It's been a looooooonggg time since I have done one of these. I am using 310.15(B)(7) of the 2014 NEC and to me it looks like I need to use 400 kcmil aluminum or 300 kcmil copper. (I plan on downsizing the...
  8. Services and Service Equipment
    Whats code on the lenth and procedures to the panel after the meter. I am moving the meter over 6 feet (overhead service), panels in basement (right under existing meter) I need to come out of the bottom of the meter and run down low about 6 or 7 feet bofore going back inside. Maybe in some PVC ??
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