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Old 03-16-04, 12:31 PM
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ok here we go,
one of my know it all, friends told me that i have to have a feeder breaker in line to my panel...because i'm so far away with it...and he also told me that i have don't need the feeder in a conduit....
now this is what i have... i'm installing a new service of 200 amps into log cabin , the panel is 50 from the meter.. thanks all for the help
 
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Old 03-16-04, 01:19 PM
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Id check code and also ask the power company what they want ED
 
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Old 03-16-04, 05:43 PM
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I think he means you need a breaker if the main panel is too far into the house directly off the meter. If so he is correct.

The main disconnect must be in the immediate area of where the service cable enters the house. In most areas this is 5-6 feet.

Ed, the power company has no juridiction over this. It is a local municipality thing. It depends on which code they are following. In my area we follw the NYS building code for 1 & 2 family dwellings and the 1999 NEC for all else.
 
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Old 03-18-04, 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by Speedy Petey
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Ed, the power company has no juridiction over this. It is a local municipality thing.

the funny thing is about that is , the town does not have a inspector that check for elecrical ,,,only plumbing , and he check on that with a fine tooth comb lol..
so am i at the mercy of the local power company for info??
i have moved my sub-panel to 9 or 10 feet away from the meter..,and is this to far away still, what size cable do i need from the meter to the panel and should i put it into conduit
200 service in a log home



thanks all for the great help
 
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Old 03-18-04, 09:34 AM
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Like I said check with the power company.

AND THEY DO RULE BACK HOME. ED
 
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Old 03-18-04, 06:06 PM
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I have NEVER heard of the POCO being the AHJ. Of course it is possible but I wouldn't think it likely.
The power companies do not normally follow the NEC. They have their own set of rules they follow since everything they do is under the strict supervision of their trained professionals.

In my state, and many others, the municipality does all inspections except electrical. We use private inspection firms and we pay for inspections, not permits. Although for certain work in some areas they require permits from the municipality and our inspections. Everyone needs a cut I guess.
 
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Old 03-18-04, 06:13 PM
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brian64,
You are saying "sub-panel". Is there a main breaker at the meter?
If not then you need to stay closer to the entrance point with the panel.

Service entrance cable for 200 amps is 4/0al or 2/0cu. Conduit is not normally required, but may be in your area. Service entrance cable is typically used. If you are using individual conductors then conduit is definitely required.

Are you doing the work or an electrician? Services and log cabins are not jobs for the inexperienced.
 
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Old 03-18-04, 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by Speedy Petey
I have NEVER heard of the POCO being the AHJ. Of course it is possible but I wouldn't think it likely.
Here in Ontario, Ontario Hydro was the inspection authority for years. The recent deregulation has broken them off as The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). ESA is responsible for public electrical safety in Ontario as designated by Ontario Regulation 89/99. There are no independent inspectors in Ontario.
 
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Old 03-18-04, 06:31 PM
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OK, there ya go.
I had a feeling someone might prove me wrong. I just didn't think it would be so fast.
 
 

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