Materials needed for a switchover


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Old 10-28-03, 04:15 PM
keoni
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Question Materials needed for a switchover

I have a 100 amp fuse box and need to do a switchover to a 200 amp circuit braker. I found an electrician that will work by the hour if I supply materials.

Now I know I obviously need the breaker box and the breakers. He also told me I would need a meter socket, ground rods/clamps, and #2 wire. Is there anything else I need? Where could I find this material? Thank you.
 
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Old 10-28-03, 04:49 PM
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Conduit and appropriate elbows from meter box to main panel. Conduit, weather head and mast mounting hardware from meter box up side of house.
 
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Old 10-28-03, 05:35 PM
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2/0 wire, not number 2
 
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Old 10-28-03, 06:06 PM
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Conduit would be 1 1/2"

You would need 2 ground rods and acorn clamps to attach the wire to them

If it doesn't already exist, you will need a 2 bonding straps for the cold water pipe and enough number 4 cable to run from the panel to the water meter and to the ground rods.

Along with the mentioned fittings, you will need bond bushings for the conduit ends, and a plastic bushing for the conduit where it enters the panel.

As far as what fittings to buy, it's impossible to say sight unseen. Ask your electrician what he needs for that.
 
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Old 10-29-03, 08:10 AM
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Cs, I may be mistaken here but if its a mast service it will be 2 inch pipe, and you can get 3 2/0 thru 1 1/2 its tight and isnt going to turn, 2 inch might be better. Some places its even hard to find 1 1/2 unless you go to the jobber.
 
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Old 10-29-03, 09:21 AM
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Depending on location you may not need to supply anything before the meter base. Ask the electrician doing the work if you are responsible for the service entrance. In VA the POCO supplies the entire thing, and will even supply meter bases sometimes so you use the preferred one.
 
 

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