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What's the longest time it ever took you to swap out a breaker panel? I just swapped out a maxed 40 space federal pacific with some breakers doubled up to a new 40 space and it took me 11 hours. It was a Pain in the butt. Spliced a couple circuits together in a j box to get them in 1 breaker
 

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12 hours to rip out a loaded 24 cct GE and put in a 42 cct Culter Hammer.. That included removing the old 30 kva xfmr that was in front of it and redoing the panel feed to a new 45 kva outside... Fortunately I didn't have to rethread any of the conduit going into it... Had to do some metering to identify and tag the neutrals, as they weren't in the old one..
 

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What's the longest time it ever took you to swap out a breaker panel? I just swapped out a maxed 40 space federal pacific with some breakers doubled up to a new 40 space and it took me 11 hours. It was a Pain in the butt. Spliced a couple circuits together in a j box to get them in 1 breaker

About a month.









64 750's copper to cut in:jester::laughing:
 

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About 7.5 hours to replace the panel and the overhead meter. It was through a rock wall into the house, and into a closet where the panel would be. Cramped, but nowhere else to go with it. They said they'd tear the closet out. It was an emergency charity-assisted job - they didn't have much money. But they paid us what cash they had and the charity picked up the rest.
The boss about died. Did nothing but bitch about it and suspended me from panel swap jobs. And I did it for no compensation. He cashed the $1,000 check, though.
 

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What's the longest time it ever took you to swap out a breaker panel? I just swapped out a maxed 40 space federal pacific with some breakers doubled up to a new 40 space and it took me 11 hours. It was a Pain in the butt. Spliced a couple circuits together in a j box to get them in 1 breaker
Why not just throw in some tandems and forget about the JB?
 

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I worked on a shut down for a local internet provider for 22 hours. We changed out the UPS. we got there at 9 am and did all the prep work we could. We finished with that by 5 pm then had to hang out til 10 pm and then got to it.

side note: we almost burned that building down when a metal fish tap laid across an open bus bar with 54 VDC on it. Made for a loooong night
 

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What's the longest time it ever took you to swap out a breaker panel? I just swapped out a maxed 40 space federal pacific with some breakers doubled up to a new 40 space and it took me 11 hours. It was a Pain in the butt. Spliced a couple circuits together in a j box to get them in 1 breaker
That would take me two days easy.
 

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You guys who replace an overhead service and a panel in one day amaze me. I dedicate a day to a panel swap alone. In some areas, though, we need a utility disconnect and an inspection before the reconnect. That takes time.
 

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11 years. I've been heavy-upping mine for 11 years. I think the problem is the beer box is right under the panel... :drink:
 

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I have done a few in under 4 hours but generally they take most of the day and occasionally, a long damn day.

The longest are the relocated ones which end up being easier because I hang the new service, do all the grounding/bonding then return on another day to disconnect and get everything tied back in. Those are about 1.5 days.

I also noticed that the older I got, the longer they took. :rolleyes:
 
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