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Old 11-02-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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How big of a job is it to add clamps to the wires entering the service panel shown below? Would it require removing the panel? Could I do it myself having only minimal electrical experience? How is it done? Thanks!


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It will not be easy with the type shown. They make plastic ones that snap in. You could install these backwards.

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Old 11-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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Estimates on how much an electrician would charge to do it?
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Why would you pay someone to do a 5 min. and less then $5.00 job?
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Would I have to disconnect all the wires from the breakers and rethread them through the clamps? Or can I somehow do it without disconnecting?
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Most connectors go on from the outside of the enclosure. There is one connector that is made to go on from the inside, it is perfect for your situation: http://www.hubbell-raco.com/feat_item.aspx?feature=16

Home Depot carries these.

Yes, you will have to disconnect the cable from the breaker and neutral/ground bar/s and slide the connector over it.
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This is what you want to use.
No need to remove wires.
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Estimates on how much an electrician would charge to do it?
I will do it for $4999.99 plus travel/gas.

Whadda ya say? Deal?

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