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04-28-16, 06:23 PM
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Posted By beg4forgiveness

it's two 200amp breakers. It's a four wire...

it's two 200amp breakers. It's a four wire feeder.

Actual calculated loads in each building are - 100amps and 60amps
04-28-16, 10:25 AM
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Posted By beg4forgiveness

Correct wire size for second panel?

I have a service drop from the transformer to my meter main 20' away. The main is a 400amp service (320amp-residential) I come out of that main and go underground using 750mcm Aluminum which runs...
12-28-15, 10:06 PM
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Posted By beg4forgiveness

It was all inspected indeed... at the service...

It was all inspected indeed... at the service drop by the county inspector and PG&E and the third pull box inspection was inspected by a hired electrician.

I'm not an electrician but I have...
12-28-15, 09:58 PM
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Posted By beg4forgiveness

Ok, I'll go with the 3/0 copper, THHN Building...

Ok, I'll go with the 3/0 copper, THHN Building Wire. I found it for $2.65/ft
What size conduit would I need to run three wires?
What connectors would you recommend to make the splice?
12-28-15, 12:05 PM
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Posted By beg4forgiveness

gotcha. Ok that makes sense. Wouldn't it be ok...

gotcha. Ok that makes sense. Wouldn't it be ok to see first if the 200 amp breaker begins to trip? and then deal with increase of transformer, etc. ???
12-28-15, 11:40 AM
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Posted By beg4forgiveness

yes I realize this and when I installed this 15...

yes I realize this and when I installed this 15 years ago I had an electrician calc this out for me. He had me use the 1/0 copper because obviously the 750mcm aluminum is too big to fit in the lugs...
12-28-15, 10:02 AM
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Posted By beg4forgiveness

Correct Wire Size for underground?

All wire is x3 using two hots and a neutral. Currently I have a service drop to a 200 amp panel on my property that drops only 30 feet from the transformer to a 200 amp panel. it then goes...
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