Moving electrical service


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Old 09-04-03, 10:06 AM
Marko F
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Moving electrical service

I am in the process of planning/designing an addition to my home. I am adding a garage with finish living space above to the side of my exisiting home. On the side I am addting the addition to, I have my electrical service and meter (overhead, not underground). On the inside of my basement, where the meter is on the outside I have my circuit breaker box. The house is 20 years old and service size is 200amp. I am going to have the addition on this same side of the house, so I will need to move the service and meter from it's present location to the side of the new garage/addtion. It will end up about 25 feet from it's present location.

My question is, does the whole circuit breaker box need to move with it, or can that still sata where it is. I'm trying to get rough pricing ideas on how much this is going to cost me. I live in MA.

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Old 09-04-03, 02:23 PM
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Possibly you could move the Meter-Socket from the side of the house to the present/existing front of the house with new Service-conductors that extend vertically from the meter-socket to a utiility-connection on the front of the house, or if necessary, vertically to a certain elevation and then horizontally to a utility-connection at some point on the structural extension.

Because this involves a new utility-connection, you'll need the utility co. to approve of whatever changes are required, so I suggest you contact them ASAP. You may need an out-door Service-Dis-connect if the existing interior Dis-connect is not near "the point of entrance" of where new Service-conductors enter the building.

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Old 09-04-03, 04:09 PM
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Worst case is you convert the old panel to a sub panel and leave everything in it as is. You install new main disconnect/meter at the new garage.
 
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Old 09-05-03, 05:01 AM
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Thanks for the replies! If the worst cases scenario happens what kind of money am I looking at here, just a guess would be fine, or even a range?

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Old 09-09-03, 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by Marko F
Thanks for the replies! If the worst cases scenario happens what kind of money am I looking at here, just a guess would be fine, or even a range?

Thanks
My guess would be that the installation of the required separate grounding buss in the existing panel, running the new feeder from the new meter location, and installing a meter and service disconnect will run approximately $1000 US.
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Old 09-10-03, 05:58 AM
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I appreciate the rough estimate. I actually got a hold of an electrician in my area (finally) and he told me about 1000 too.

Thanks again!
 
 

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