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jbrock04 05-27-2007 12:04 AM

4/0 4/0 2/0 Aluminum
 
Can I use 4/0 4/0 2/0 Aluminum wire from my meter to my service panel for a 200 amp service? It will be in 2 “conduit at a length of 50’

jwhite 05-27-2007 07:40 AM

You have the correct size wire for a 200 amp service, but I need to wonder how you are going such a long distance from meter to panel.

A typical meter would be on the outside of the house just under or over the service drop or lateral. The main panel would be right near the meter, in the same enclosure as the meter, or just inside the house right where the service enterance conductors enter the house.

In order to run the service conductors a long distance between meter and main panel, the conductors must stay outside the home and enter at a point nearest the meter.

jbrock04 05-27-2007 10:15 AM

Its a new modular home. The sleeve in the basement is on the side of the house and they were to drop the service panel there, but instead they dropped it by the front door. I was going to run my conduit from the sleeve over to the panel inside. Does this sound ok? Also thanks for the help.

A.W. Davis 05-27-2007 10:31 AM

If I where you I'd upsize the 2" conduit!

Speedy Petey 05-27-2007 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by jbrock04 (Post 46469)
Its a new modular home. The sleeve in the basement is on the side of the house and they were to drop the service panel there, but instead they dropped it by the front door. I was going to run my conduit from the sleeve over to the panel inside. Does this sound ok? Also thanks for the help.

No. You cannot be that far into the house with the unfused service cable. You either need to have a main disconnect outside (or immediately inside), or run the service cable around the outside of the house to right where the main panel is.

Are you doing this yourself or having an electrician doing it?

Speedy Petey 05-27-2007 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by A.W. Davis (Post 46472)
If I where you I'd upsize the 2" conduit!

Why?.....

A.W. Davis 05-27-2007 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 46477)
Why?.....

....why not? :laughing:

gooch 05-28-2007 12:36 AM

im not sure if its the same where you are but in washington the rule is fifteen feet of unfused service feeders.
-gooch

Speedy Petey 05-28-2007 01:31 PM

15 feet?!? That is about the longest I have seen allowed.

jbrock04 05-28-2007 05:22 PM

Yes I'm doing it myself. I have a 200 amp disconnect, it is required if you can not go direct into the service panel

JohnJ0906 05-28-2007 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by jbrock04 (Post 46661)
Yes I'm doing it myself. I have a 200 amp disconnect, it is required if you can not go direct into the service panel

After the service disconnect, you will need 4 wires - hot, hot, neutral, ground.
If I am correct about what you are doing- meter to disconnect outside, from disconnect to inside of house to panel. The 4/0, 4/0, 2/0 will be OK from meter to disconnect, but not afterwards.


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