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Can I use SEC (2/2/2/4 copper) for going from meter to panel

I am going thru overhead to underground service conversion. For this purpose I need to move the meter to connect with 3” riser. The meter socket would have main disconnect as well. I am looking at ...
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How do I supply power to a detached garage

I added a detached garage and all the breaker spaces in my main panel are taken. How should do I go about connecting it? Can it be connected to the two lugs that are in the actual meter box at the ...
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New meter socket

I am relocating a meter socket, so I am installing a new one three feet down from the old one. What is an ideal meter socket for 200 amp service?
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Are unions considered harmful to plumbing?

Disclaimer, I have pulled all the permits, I already passed several inspections, my jurisdiction is happy to have the homeowner do their work. I need to connect two underground PE gas lines downstream ...
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what type of meter should I use for 400amp service

I am getting 400amp service to my property. I would like: 200amp feed to house 100amp feed to shop 50amp feed to well pump 50amp feed to cistern pump (all of these feeds will terminate in separate ...
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Voltage meter from power conditioner in home showing crazy jumps and inconsistency

I’m having this issue with here I can't get a stable voltage reading coming out of any outlet in a particular room. I have a furman m-8dx power conditioner with a voltage meter that jumps anywhere ...
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Questions on Emergency Service Disconnect and Surge Protection per NEC2020 Article 230

Does the requirement to install an exterior emergency service disconnect apply to when an electrical panel replacement will be performed to an existing dwelling? Or only to new electrical services? ...
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Is my plan for providing temporary power to a home construction site reasonable?

We're beginning construction on some new property that will have a detached garage (2024) and a house (2025). We were planning on 200A service, but after talking to people decided to go with 400A. We’...
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How to become educated about the permiting/contracting process for a panel replacement in rural Pennsylvania? [closed]

We had a cabin built by a general contractor in the 1960’s that still has the original 200 amp panel. We’re looking to have the panel replaced. Its located inside the house. Recently, the utility ...
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Replace meter pan for 100A to 200A upgrade?

I'm planning to upgrade my service to 200A and install a new main panel. I'll be posting a few other questions, but wanted to start with the meter pan. How can I tell if the meter pan is rated for ...
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My meter is showing code FU6-04 what does this mean?

There was storm last night ! The power went out and all of our neighbors have regained power except us ! My meter is reading error code FU6-04
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Meter Main Wood Shiplap Siding

Aesthetic opinions aside, are there any problems with mounting a meter main box directly to vertical shiplap pine siding? Perhaps with blocking behind the sheathing at attachment points. This is not a ...
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Using an Ohm Meter to test for bonding of a subpanel

I'm selling my home and the home inspector is saying my neutral bar is bonded to subpanel box. He is basing this on his ohm meter reading continuity between the neutral bar and the ground bar. There ...
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400 Amp Installation for New Home Use of Meter Main

New custom home to be built in Tennessee. TN still uses 2017 NEC. This post is just to see what others have to say about what I plan on having for electric service. The house will be close to 3200 ...
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How is my analog electric meter being read?

I am trying to figure out how the electric utility service reads my meter. We have an old electric meter, with a mechanical spinning disc and the analog faces above it. The meter has not been ...
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How best to set-up temporary power to easily convert to permanent power for new single family home?

I'm building all-electric >2,000 sq ft single family home on a vacant 2 acre parcel in Northern California. My plan, which my local utility (PG&E) has approved, is to install a permanent ...
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Why would each leg suddenly read 240 volts power drop in part of my house every 5-10 minutes?

Problem started when I woke up with no power in my bedroom. I checked the box and no breakers were tripped, so I tried to turn on a tv that I have hooked to my security system. The tv went up in ...
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Options for 200-400A Dual Meter Setups

Existing 100A service and main panel from PG&E here in California. Planning for a future detatched ADU to be built potentially years down the road. What I'm going to do now is relocate the service ...
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Have 2 meters/2 services for 2 structures - need to remove one meter and retain 2, 200 amp panels

I have a garage and a house on my property and each of them have their own meter and 200amp panel. This was setup decades ago when original owner ran a business out of the garage. I would like to ...
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Why is my water main pipe curved at the meter

I wonder why the connection from my house to the water meter is curved, and is it OK to replace it with a straight line?
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Who replaces a heavily rusted gas governor in new home meter box?

I recently purchased a house and had someone in to quote for a new boiler. He noted that the gas governor was very rusted and should be replaced, and he said that I should ring the gas emergency ...
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Fence around electric meter

I want to install a small fence/enclosure around my electric meter. If there are no working clearances around meters I'd be in danger of violating, I'm thinking this fence only has to enclose a tight ...
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How to read hot water meter which has become unreadable?

Our hot water meter (picture attached) has for the past year been unreadable due to what to me appears to be condensation or steaming under the clear plastic that is covering the meter (though this is ...
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Design review request for 200amp meter upgrade

I am looking for eyes on a 200amp upgrade for my family's property to make sure I'm on the right track. Appreciation in advance for any improvements or refinements of the plan. I'm located in Monterey ...
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Splitting Service conductors to reach remote building

I am hoping ThreePhaseEel can chime in! I am looking far ahead and planning the electrical for a home I am building. From left to right I have an electrical pole - 100ft then a garage - then another ...
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Service Entrance Wire To Drop Splice - 200AMP

I am replacing the old service drop wire from 4AWG to 4/0, as the panel has been upgraded for 200A service. The service has been shut off at the pole, and I was able to remove the old service drop ...
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Where can I get a cover for a main supply?

My house (I live in the UK) failed an electrical safety inspection because of a missing main supply cover. I have tried using google to find one to buy but can't find anything at all. Does anyone ...
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Service 200A, 220V into a 4 apt bldg. 1 apt only has 120. Voltmeter reads 220 across 2legs into meter, but out of the meter it is 120. what's wrong? [closed]

Power to the Utility meter has two legs 120V each, but as it comes out of the meter into the panel only one leg has 120 the other one is zero. where is the problem here?
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Need to know if my 1/0 wire will suffice

I have a warehouse in my property that I want to work in during summer. The closest meter is 600 ft away and which is 200amp(240v) single phase. There are 3 wires in PVC to that meter but not ...
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What is required to raise my electric meter? [closed]

I’m planning to do a 150 amp to 200 amp panel upgrade. The outside meter is underground fed, and is also about 30” on center above grade. Install was 1972 I’m hearing that the meter be deemed too low....
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What is the best way for pulling 3- 4/0 wires and bare ground through 2” conduit [closed]

Pulling 200 amp service from meter to panel
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I am converting an existing fuse panel to a junction box. How do I connect to the new service panel?

This is a tri-plex in central washington with outdoor fuse panels where I plan to use a multi meter pack and install outdoor 125 amp panels. I found another post titled "How do I convert a ...
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No neutral at electric meter

I'm runing power to a barn. I'm getting the power from my electric meter that powers the whole property. I ran conduit underground from meter pole to to a breaker box I installed in the barn. I ran 3 ...
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how to meter natural gas usage in a part of the home

I rent my basement out. It's currently heated via electricity. It's cold where I live, and my renter's electric bills are high. I'm thinking of installing a natural gas wall furnace in the basement. ...
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Openings in 3 phase distribution box cover?

I live in rural Indiana. I have a standalone woodshop. Since I have 3 phase equipment, I installed a converter and use a 3 phase distribution box to send power to each machine via a dedicated fused ...
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What is round box near water meter

What is round box near my water meter? I'm trying to increase the water pressure to my house, which was built in 2019. I know that the water pressure is lowered to my house and sometimes there's a ...
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Replacing MC panel with separate meter and service panel

I have a Siemens MC30 meter combo panel. I need to separate the meter from the service panel to allow a whole house generator transfer switch between the two. The only way I know to attack this is to ...
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Main Service Panel - Outdoor/200 amps

I am trying to do is pick out a service panel. MY requirements are. Meter on the Left, 4 jaw Ring, no bypass, outdoor, surface mount, 200 amp, Main Breaker, 8 breaker spaces Underground feed and Lower ...
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Thinking about replacing old fuse box. Looking for advice

In my detached workshop/garage, I have an old fuse panel servicing that building only. I am thinking about switching it out with a new small breaker panel. I have been reading everything I can find ...
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electric meter move advice

I am carrying out some major driveway works soon, but would like advice on what to do with the electric meter. The mains supply runs in the front of the property, goes into a garage there where the ...
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Consolidating two electricity meters?

Today, we got the keys to our new house. I was taking meter readings, when I spotted a note directing me to a second meter. This is located at the other end of the house, in it's own cupboard, with it'...
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Would an old bad main meter panel wear out a newer panel and breakers in house?

lights flickering,temporary power loss last few weeks. Scheduled main meter panel upgrade in a few days. This am half of house lost power w/o breakers tripping? Can the old meter panel wear out the ...
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How to install a insulation meter in panel

I want to install a fix insulation meter in a main switch board . There is lot of motors in the switch board . If there is a requirement of taking insulation we check all the motors one by one. Plz ...
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Are there any downsides to an Economy7 meter?

I believe my current electricity meter is faulty, and have scheduled an appointment with the Power company to come and inspect it. They've asked whether I want the replacement (if needed) to be Single ...
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Is there a missing ground wire in my pedestal service circuit?

I just had a electrical inspection stated 2 hot 1 neutral and one ground needed. I thought all of that was there. Here are the inspection forms. I have no clue what is wrong or what is correct.
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Why would I have i lost one leg on 240 after maintenance guy changed 100 amp disconnect at the meter

I was having trouble with my lights flickering, then the power went out totally. I checked the main breaker inside, and it was not tripped so I went out to the disconnect at the meter and found that ...
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What options exist when utility wire is too short to reach the meter?

Doing a meter box upgrade, underground service in 2" EMT entering bottom of box. My new meter box has about 12" distance from bottom case to lugs, which is about 3" longer than the old. ...
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Horizontal distance between drain pipe and meter base

I have a 3" cast iron toilet drain pipe that runs vertically inside the wall from a second floor bath down to the main drain under the house. I am putting a two gang meter base (it's a duplex) ...
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Can I wire a 200amp auto transfer switch from one metered service to two 100amp panels?

I have one metered service feeding two 100 amp panels separately one to the house then one to the garage. Can I install a 22kw generator and use one transfer switch for both 100 amp panels?
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One meter (200A service) feeding two main electric panels 100A ea, is it legal?

In preparation for a grid tied PV solar installation, we noticed that we have two breaker panels 100A ea fed by one meter. See picture. In the past the house was two units two meters, but it was rehab ...
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