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  1. 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...
  2. General Electrical Discussion
    I have a customer that has installed a whole lot of new electrical equipment, mainly electric heating (floor heat, individual heating units in all bathrooms, another range, cooling, etc.) I spoke with her about upgrading the service and that is what she wants to do. But, I have a question. What...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. General Electrical Discussion
    I am upgrading a electrical service to 200 amps. The service is overhead. I am planning to run conduit from the meter to the Panel along the siding and enter into the crawl space under the residence. It then will turn up into the bedroom to the panel which is next to the door. What i am not sure...
  6. General Electrical Discussion
    Recently our local AHJ has decided the use of Myers type hubs and the Factory supplied hub on the top of panels and metering devices are only listed for GRC or IMC. In addition, we are being informed any field penetrations into the top of any rain tight enclosure is also in violation of the...
  7. Services and Service Equipment
    Hello all, 10 year grunt electrician in commercial and industrial, little residential experiance. Bought a new home in Minneapolis and need to upgrade. I'd like to to bring a 200 amp service to detached garage and then feed the house underground. Will i be able to put a 200a panel in house...
  8. General Electrical Discussion
    I have a question that might sound silly but I am going to ask it anyway. I have a customer who owns an apartment complex that needs it's meters labeled. (What unit is tied to what meter.) He has a meter stack that has about 9 meters; one for each unit and one for the laundry room. Labeling is...
  9. General Electrical Discussion
    I went to estimate a job today and I found this. There is an electrical panel directly behind this meter base that feeds a small panel for a shop, which is where all this stuff is located. The house is located about 75 feet from here down a hill and is a separate structure. I was thinking the...
  10. NEC Code Forum
    I am currently upgrading the service entrance at a 1951 house. The orginal service was 60 amps. The cable from the pole is attached to the eave of the house about 10.5 feet above ground. I am upgrading to a 125 amp service. The Duke Energy technician tells me that if they run new wire from...
  11. General Electrical Discussion
    Dear Electrician Community: I am a local electrician in the city of Madison, MS - recently started working. One customer has hired me to look at their wiring that they performed on their own - they wired an electric box leading to the outside shed. The image I am attaching is of the main box...
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