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Old 07-15-2008, 12:44 PM   #1
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My first post though I have read a bit hear so I will not be totally clueless.

Picked out my load center & went with this model Cutler Hammer CH.

This is being swapped from an indoor to an outdoor configuration in a project we have yet to start.

The purpose of this is to facilitate a seperate Home Theater Sanctuary.
The space will also be getting a kitchenette type set up.

The HVAC unit was pre-existing.

Had a friend in the commercial electrical contracting business take a look & he was very alarmed at what he saw with the existing & suggested we let the pros take over before someone got hurt. I am all for nobody getting hurt.

Problems I see immediately:

1) No ground to speak of, so 2 ground rods will be the first order of business.

2) Water is run via a non-ferrous form of tubing so no ground option there.

3) We estimate not even 100 amp service is actually being carried to this structure. Bought that model LC in case that changes.

4) We will want to use this in a bottom feed config.

5) Extremely important to have superior Surge protection!!
Have looked at the CHSPULTRA but want to hear the recommendations here.

I will add more as work proceeds but will check back to see all recomendations. I have been impressed with the amount of helpful info here.

thanks, nomad

If you would like to see pics they are a ways down in this thread.
http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11554

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Old 07-16-2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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No ground to speak of, so 2 ground rods will be the first order of business.

You need a ground (wire) from the source panel to your new panel. Two rods are fine and may be required.

Water is run via a non-ferrous form of tubing so no ground option there.

This is a good thing as you do not need a another metallic path to the new panel.

We estimate not even 100 amp service is actually being carried to this structure. Bought that model LC in case that changes.

Check the breaker that feeds the theater structure. What size is it in amps.

We will want to use this in a bottom feed config.

Since you most likely will need a main breaker in the new panel. You will have to enter the bottom of the panel and bring your wires to the top of the main. I'm not sure what you really meant here.

Extremely important to have superior Surge protection!!
Have looked at the CHSPULTRA but want to hear the recommendations here.

This is where your ground rods will come into play. There are additional surge protectors available.

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Old 07-16-2008, 03:53 PM   #3
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Thanks in advance for any helpful response.
Panel feeding the Theater structure has a 100 Amp breaker. Very worried about the voltage drop & consequences of the stove & HVAC in simultaneous operation.
The new panel came with a 200 Amp main breaker already installed.

"When the power is brought in from the bottom of the loadcenter then the main lug panels, and single phase, 225 amperes & below can be rotated 180 degrees to allow straight in wiring of power cables to the main terminal. The CSR main breaker handle is consistent with the requirements of NEC 240-81".


Just won an ebay auction for 10 Hubbell 20 amp receptacles Model HBL8300.

Load Center being removed is a Sylvania CJ 124734

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Thanks in advance for any helpful response.
Panel feeding the Theater structure has a 100 Amp breaker. Very worried about the voltage drop & consequences of the stove & HVAC in simultaneous operation.
The new panel came with a 200 Amp main breaker already installed.

"When the power is brought in from the bottom of the loadcenter then the main lug panels, and single phase, 225 amperes & below can be rotated 180 degrees to allow straight in wiring of power cables to the main terminal. The CSR main breaker handle is consistent with the requirements of NEC 240-81".


Just won an ebay auction for 10 Hubbell 20 amp receptacles Model HBL8300.
So whats your question
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:48 PM   #5
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Experiences & thoughts on the CHSPULTRA would be nice.
Can this be mounted inside the load center or is that only the CHSPULTRALC?

Not really up to speed on the advantage to having all of my audio & video on one "leg" of the panel??
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"CHSPULTRA" May I ask what this means? It looks like an abbreviation for something made by Cutler Hammer.
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JV,

That is Cutler Hammers surge protector that wires into the load center.
No #'s in its parts designation , it reads just like that.

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