200 amp main disc changeout


Old 01-30-10, 02:30 PM
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200 amp main disc changeout

I was wondering if there are any tricks to marking your wires before removing the old main disconnect box in the wall. I am new to this and would appreciate any ideas. Thanks
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Old 01-30-10, 02:45 PM
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This is something that really should be handled by a competent electrician.
Old 01-30-10, 02:46 PM
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Welcome to the forums! I use this method when I install circuits. When I strip the cable (I don't split it BTW) I cut small 2" pieces and slip over the black wire with the name of the circuit on it. You can do that and once you pull the wire from the breaker, bend it back over the slipped on identifier. I am assuming you are talking about the circuit wires and not the main wires. The main wires are two hot and one smaller neutral/ground and it will usually have a white stripe on it.
Old 01-30-10, 06:11 PM
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Can you better describe what you want to accomplish? I am not sure if you are changing out the main panel feed or changing out the panel and branch circuits.
Old 01-30-10, 08:23 PM
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Mark the neutral with white tape. Mark the ground with green, the hots do not matter which one goes where.
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