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Old 05-22-2006, 04:51 AM   #1
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200 amp service


I currently own a trailer house that has a 100 amp service. I am going to be getting a manufactured house that has a 200 amp service. My question is I have a 200 amp service ran into a box under my meter which has 2 circuits in it right now. One circuit is 100 amp for the trailer and one is a 30 amp for a well. Is it going to be all right to change the 100 amp circuit to 200 and still leave the 30 amp circuit in the box?

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Old 05-22-2006, 08:32 AM   #2
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200 amp service


Shawn... service changes can be very dangerous, so I hope you aren't considering doing this yourself. I'm rewiring my house, including a new main panel, but the service upgrade (which will be done after the branch circuits are done) will be done by an electrician.

As for 'design choice', I would have the well pump run off a circuit breaker in the main panel. Down the line, you may decide to have a generator, either whole house or selected circuits. At that point you'll be in a much more flexible position for placing your well circuit if it's on one of the breakers in your new panel.

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