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Dude.... your panels are sideways...:whistling2::laughing:

Other than that... good looking work!

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What's the black cord that goes into the other panel for?
 

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HARRY304E said:
That's the feeder..:laughing:
I was thinking so but why would you feed it with a cord? Or do you unplug that and connect it to a generator when the power goes out?
 

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I guess the recept below it is connected to a generator inlet on the outside. Then the cord and two recepts form a manual transfer switch...
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I don't think it is unusual for Canadians to have their panels mounted as shown. I have seen it before from other Canadian members.

As for the rubber cord----:no:
 

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n1ist said:
I guess the recept below it is connected to a generator inlet on the outside. Then the cord and two recepts form a manual transfer switch... /mike
Yep you got it .
As far as the cord goes. Inspection doesn't have a problem with it in my area.
Says it falls under a grey area because it's for gen panel.
I know it breaks code as far as fixed equipment.
I wanted to change meter can to standby but the HO wouldn't go for it.
Would of been better for sure!!
 

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Sideways panels happen because code wants the height of the top breaker at 67" above the floor, and Canadian panels have a guard on the service side to protect homeowners and handymen from killing themselves. So they will often need to go sideways to meet or get as close to code as possible.

Install looks good, don't really like the exposed NM coming down from the panels. Minor thing though.
 

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MTW said:
I did say fire away!!
Thanks for the opinions.
Offset nipples are a great idea, not sure why I didn't think to use them. I do when using emt and surface mount boxes.
Next time!!
Don't really qualify as hack but your entitled to your opinion .
As I said earlier this wasn't my first choice of doing the gen panel .
Meter can was the first, I hate standby /combo panels, big waste of space.
Auto start transfer would have been nice but HO said not likely .
Figured if I did it this way , when he decides it's to hard to start the portable , I can swap out for auto transfer panel.
 

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I did say fire away!!
Thanks for the opinions.
Offset nipples are a great idea, not sure why I didn't think to use them. I do when using emt and surface mount boxes.
Next time!!
Don't really qualify as hack but your entitled to your opinion .
As I said earlier this wasn't my first choice of doing the gen panel .
Meter can was the first, I hate standby /combo panels, big waste of space.
Auto start transfer would have been nice but HO said not likely .
Figured if I did it this way , when he decides it's to hard to start the portable , I can swap out for auto transfer panel.
Don't take some of the comments serious. No matter what you post or comment on, someone will b1tch and call you a hack. Those type of people waste away hours on a forum with no life outside of it. I for one, think you did a good job and you should be proud of your work.
 

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I did say fire away!!
Thanks for the opinions.
Offset nipples are a great idea, not sure why I didn't think to use them. I do when using emt and surface mount boxes.
Next time!!
Don't really qualify as hack but your entitled to your opinion .
As I said earlier this wasn't my first choice of doing the gen panel .
Meter can was the first, I hate standby /combo panels, big waste of space.
Auto start transfer would have been nice but HO said not likely .
Figured if I did it this way , when he decides it's to hard to start the portable , I can swap out for auto transfer panel.
The service looks good, I'm just not fan of using rubber cord in that fashion, not to mention it's a code violation (at least here.)
 
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