I'm wanting to upgrade my 125A, 24 space panel to 200A, 40+ spaces. I'm confident to work on the main panel, but not the main service entrance. Would I be able to add a safety switch (pic below) between the meter and panel, so that I can disconnect and have a 100% dead panel?
Are there any requirements to be aware of?
- height/accessibility of safety switch
- switch distance from meter and/or panel
- proximity to gas meter
Is there a different option I should be considering, which gets me to my end goal of working on my own panel?
I'm in PG&E land if that matters. I currently have a combo meter/panel, but as part of my upgrade I'll likely need to move the meter outside. The safety switch would be inside.