1 awg aluminum for a 200amp service

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-28-14, 02:00 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 1
1 awg aluminum for a 200amp service

Can 1 awg direct burial aluminum wire be used for a 200amp service at 65 meters in length? My electrician told me it would be okay so long as it is not encased in conduit so as to reduce heat build up. However, there is conduit from the footing to the meter base. Currently the electrical code in Canada states that you can have 135amp service with aluminum 1awg encased in conduit.

I just want to make sure that this service is not compromised.

Thanks
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-28-14, 04:24 PM
Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 3,314
If you plan on using USE and Al. According to the 2014 NEC the conductor size should be 250 kcmil.
Geo
 
  #3  
Old 05-28-14, 04:29 PM
pcboss's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 14,587
#1 AL is not large enough under the NEC, I doubt that it would meet the CEC due to the similar requirements between the two codes.
 
  #4  
Old 06-02-14, 06:21 PM
spark4short's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: usa
Posts: 5
wire size

U need to get another electrician before he causes some damage. Call building deparment if necessary. they always glad to help. Always put wire in a conduit in case of future problems.3/0 copper or 4/0 aluminum is minimum for 200 amp service on a residence.
 
  #5  
Old 06-03-14, 06:58 PM
CasualJoe's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 9,385
3/0 copper or 4/0 aluminum is minimum for 200 amp service on a residence.
The NEC allows either 2/0 copper or 4/0 aluminum for a residential 200 amp service.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes