Panel upgrade - need a new riser?

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Old 05-01-06, 03:26 PM
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Panel upgrade - need a new riser?

Hi -

I'm shopping around for someone to upgrade the electrical panel in our house from 100 to 200 AMPs so we can install an air conditioner and run power to a garage in the future. The quote for replacing the panel is $1500-$1800, but the contractor also wants to put in a new riser for $700. Is that a normal part of the job? None of the other posts about replacing panels have mentioned it, so I just am not sure.

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Old 05-01-06, 04:18 PM
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When the service is upgraded it is common for the wires that feed both the meter and from the meter into the panel are replaced with larger conductors.

If this riser is in pipe the pipe size may need to be increased to allow for the larger wires. If they are a cable you will have a larger cable installed.
 
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