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This thing kicked my ass. 1940 something residence that had been added onto in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Double tapped lugs feeding more double tapped lugs. It took me a half day just to tear it apart.






This is as pretty as I could get it. No room at all to get things lined up.



 

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Where do you get all these residential service change customers from?

This is a huge metropolitan area and we all have indoor plumbin and lectricity :laughing:
 

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He is an electrical contractor he does not just play one on TV
That's funny you mention that , considering the fact that you are the only one here who isn't a contractor, remember? Did your wife tell you to sweep up the shop today? :laughing::thumbup:
 

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That's funny you mention that , considering the fact that you are the only one here who isn't a contractor, remember? Did your wife tell you to sweep up the shop today? :laughing::thumbup:
Made him put on the apron and everything.
 

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Get five electricians to look at something and you may come up with five different ways to do it. All of them probably right. So, I'll take a go at it.

I would have put the new meter can in the same place as the old one thus saving the need for cutting the roofing tile for a new hole. Of course you would adjust the height. The new panel would have had the left side exposed for conduit and that would have eliminated the need for the Carlon. As far as I know RT panels don't come with knockouts in the top. They come with one hub so, just a guess, you had to knockout three holes in the top of the can. That's something you want to avoid. But you are in AZ and the climate is not like here in FL. If the wires ran a bit short a PVC box would have given you some relief and maybe allowed for a combined raceway to the panel. That timer in the lower left could have been swung out of the way adding some room for the new stuff.


As with all things one doesn't really know what's going on unless they are physically there.
 

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I would have put the new meter can in the same place as the old one
We can use them but we rarely do. There wouldn't have been nearly enough room for a panel next to the meter can anyway.





As with all things one doesn't really know what's going on unless they are physically there
Aint that the truth.

ANd....every time I look at this, it gets uglier :laughing: It was just a combination of crap that made it the perfect storm. Not much room, existing stuff was coming out in the same place the new mast had to go thru. I was under the gun to get it back on the same day, otherwise I could have figured out something a bit cleaner.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.:thumbup:

I was asking how you get your work.
This was a referral. We have been around 20 something years now so we have a lot of contacts. New clients seem to come from the internetz.
 
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