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11-16-15, 03:11 AM
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Posted By wiile

Okay, so the cable from the meter box to the...

Okay, so the cable from the meter box to the service panel is the service entry and the cable from the transformer or whatever to the meter is called the service lateral...

Which still leaves me...
11-13-15, 03:06 PM
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Posted By wiile

The first electrician is not replacing the...

The first electrician is not replacing the service entrance wire. I have the quote list and it doesn't state replacing the service entrance wire. It's replacing the meter box and service panel,...
11-13-15, 09:21 AM
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Views: 3,576
Posted By wiile

I just had a second electrician come out. His...

I just had a second electrician come out. His price was $2500 (1300 to replace the service panel), cheaper than $3800 from the first electrician, but he told me things i wasn't so comfortable with....
11-08-15, 10:30 PM
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Posted By wiile

Thank you for the responses, i was concerned that...

Thank you for the responses, i was concerned that the service cable being too thin to handle a higher load but you guys are correct as i had an electrician come out to inspect and give me an...
11-04-15, 01:26 PM
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Posted By wiile

Ifs you go onto APC's website, you'll find a...

Ifs you go onto APC's website, you'll find a runtime calculator and then the models asking you how many watts and from there it'll tell you the runtime.

It comes down to the devices you have as...
11-03-15, 10:16 PM
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Posted By wiile

That's interesting. So am i stuck with the...

That's interesting.

So am i stuck with the wire i have? Wouldn't running 150 amps on wire that is smaller than my panel's rated capacity be a risk for the service wire running too hot?

I talked...
11-03-15, 07:14 PM
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Views: 3,576
Posted By wiile

Im quite sure the cable is aluminum since it says...

Im quite sure the cable is aluminum since it says aluminum on the cable itself. Otherwise i cant see what else the cable says.

Forgot to say the home was built in the 1970s to maybe early 80s.
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11-03-15, 07:02 PM
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Posted By wiile

Alright, so i made a few calls today on upgrading...

Alright, so i made a few calls today on upgrading my service line to an 150 amp panel ready cable. First person was at Reliant which would be my service provider and they told me they they didn't do...
10-29-15, 11:01 PM
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Views: 3,576
Posted By wiile

Last year they replaced the analog meter with a...

Last year they replaced the analog meter with a digital meter, still the same box though.

Are there certain contractors i should be looking at experience wise? I called them a master electrician...
10-29-15, 10:58 PM
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Views: 3,576
Posted By wiile

The existing panel is quite rusted, I'll try to...

The existing panel is quite rusted, I'll try to take a look at the panel when the sun rises. From what i can tell though, the service entry cables are larger than 4 awg wire, smaller than 1/0 awg so...
10-29-15, 01:22 AM
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Posted By wiile

Replacing a Federal Pacific Stab Lok panel and new line runs question

Hello,

It started out with me looking to run another 15 or 20 amp line into my room when i then found out the dangers of the of having a Stab Lok circuit breaker service panel. At this point, i'm...
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