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04-23-14, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

OK, I think I have decided to stop fighting the...

OK, I think I have decided to stop fighting the old panel and work with what I have. Instead of making the Siemens a 100 amp sub, I believe I can make it a 60 amp sub with 6/3 wire, correct? If this...
04-23-14, 08:02 AM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

I found in the panel documentation that you can...

I found in the panel documentation that you can make the left neutral bar into a ground by removing the insulator and adding a lug, so that answers that question. My concern was the contact area...
04-22-14, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

True. I might have to double the neutrals...

True. I might have to double the neutrals temporarily (more than the already are) but that will work. And once the sub comes out I think I will free up three holes on what I will call the bonded bus...
04-22-14, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

To verify on the grounding wire, can I attach the...

To verify on the grounding wire, can I attach the wire to the steel on the main panel with just the 10-32 screw, or do I still need a ground bar or LUG for that as well?
04-22-14, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

The conductors are #3, so I will definitely need...

The conductors are #3, so I will definitely need the first ones. It was the second ones I was unsure about. I didn't know what those were used for and if I needed them.
04-22-14, 04:55 AM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

I found this diagram...

I found this diagram (http://ecmweb.com/site-files/ecmweb.com/files/archive/ecmweb.com/images/112ecmCBfig1.jpg) showing the bushings on the connectors. Then I also found these...
04-21-14, 06:44 PM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

CasualJoe, the 200 amp panel will be wired as a...

CasualJoe, the 200 amp panel will be wired as a subpanel from the main. The main will serve as a disconnect, as well as the 100 amp breaker in the main that will be feeding the sub.
04-21-14, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

Thanks Tolyn 1) I found the loop...

Thanks Tolyn

1) I found the loop recommendation somewhere and it was pointed out that this created a short service loop as well as put downward pressure on the wire for the connection. I wasn't...
04-21-14, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

I added three new photos to my house wiring...

I added three new photos to my house wiring (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/101573956608604874972/albums/6003062624488636865) album on G+. Advice is welcome. It looks OK to me, but compared to...
04-21-14, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

I have an ECLK2 on order since no one had one -...

I have an ECLK2 on order since no one had one - Depot, Lowes, Menards, or local electric suppliers.

I didn't think the aluminum and copper were supposed to be together. Yet another reason that...
04-21-14, 05:58 AM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

Now I feel silly. I could loosen that lug and run...

Now I feel silly. I could loosen that lug and run the neutral from the sub in there with the main feed neutral. The meter tail is aluminum thought and the wire I bought for the sub is copper. As long...
04-21-14, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

The larger screw I am talking about is the...

The larger screw I am talking about is the mounting screw, not the lug screw. The neutral and ground bar on the ITE box have larger wire screws than the bars on the new panels. I checked by taking...
04-20-14, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

Well, I ran into an bit of a problem with the LUG...

Well, I ran into an bit of a problem with the LUG kit. I picked up one from a local electrical supply store, which was a ECLK1-2 (See...
04-17-14, 07:52 PM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

Do you mean on the outside of the panel? If so,...

Do you mean on the outside of the panel? If so, how should it be attached to be correct? I can't imagine it would be with just a screw. Or just a bunch of tape like some of the splices I have found! ...
04-17-14, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

I didn't think so, but it seems there is a lot of...

I didn't think so, but it seems there is a lot of information on how to wire this and certain places online where they indicate this is acceptable. Is it grandfathered for existing connections as...
04-17-14, 01:16 PM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

Yes...because I want it to operate at 120v,...

Yes...because I want it to operate at 120v, too...got it.
04-17-14, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

I believe I understand this now and feel kind of...

I believe I understand this now and feel kind of dumb for not thinking this through. The subpanel will be wired just like 3-prong a 240V appliance, so I want to take the ground wire back to the point...
04-17-14, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

Will do. I probably should get two lug kits as it...

Will do. I probably should get two lug kits as it looks like they split the ground wire between the two bars on the main panel. Luckily, the new panel game with two ground bars already, one on each...
04-17-14, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

Awesome. I will go the subpanel route then. Will...

Awesome. I will go the subpanel route then. Will I still need a lug kit on the neutral bar on the main, or can I feed the #1 or #3 wire directly in there? Also on the main, since the neutral and...
04-17-14, 08:06 AM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

I thought there wasn't any no-ox on the cables,...

I thought there wasn't any no-ox on the cables, and I picked up some of that while shopping for the panel. The 200 amp was $100 on Amazon with free shipping, which I thought was a decent price and...
04-16-14, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

I like the subpanel idea, but I am not sure what...

I like the subpanel idea, but I am not sure what I would need to get the connection between the old main panel and the new panel. I know a neutral lug, but I think I would have to remove most of the...
04-16-14, 07:04 PM
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Posted By Chris Bauer

Thanks for the replies. The basement is only...

Thanks for the replies.

The basement is only a half basement with waterproofed brick walls, and is 6' tall. I would not say that it could be finished and comfortably used for living space.

As...
04-16-14, 09:38 AM
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Views: 2,407
Posted By Chris Bauer

Home panel replacement

Hi all

I have a wiring nightmare (pics will be posted) and am hoping to start to fix it by replacing the main panel located in the basement. I have purchased a 200 amp panel (Siemens P4040L1200CU)...
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