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Old 02-04-2010, 02:03 PM   #16
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Yes, you are correct I am feeding 2-200 amp panels as a final product. I will check to see what requirements may be needed for my construction service.

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For what it is worth at this point ... below are the Ameren Illinois/St.Loius approved Milbank meter sockets for 400 amp residential service. Also the link to the entire list including Durham sockets and all others on the contents menu bar to the left.

Notice the meter main NAP linked to is an approved meter socket. I didn't check the others on the list with the milbank web site.

http://www.ameren.com/sites/aiu/sour...viceManual.pdf

Reading at this link for non-subdivison service it would seem you are not exempt from inspection so better check things out. It's common to have your cart before your horse the first time you do this type thing but I'm surprised your electrician friend didn't alert you to these requirements. My guess is your in the "feeling it out stage" or have you actually got the house roughed in?

http://www.ameren.com/sites/aiu/sour...ricService.pdf
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Intersting story to go with that list from amerens website. I called 4 different electrical supply stores asking for their 320 amp meter bases that were "ameren approved" each store gave me a different make and model (3 from milbank) not one single meter base was on there list. So I called them and said wtf?!? in a nutshell. So I sent them an email of the different model numbers and got an email back saying oh yeah of those will work. I was pretty upset, like I said earlier this has been a 2-3 week process of trying to find out what I need and the best way to get what I need. I have now found a meter base milbank, and to get 2-200 amp disconnects will cost about $150. So in the long haul i am not saving that much money. What really sucks it took forever to find this information. But now all is well until the next crisis. Take care all.

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