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Old 06-10-2012, 12:56 PM   #16
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I'll give you the appears to be a sub in a detached, but the main breaker is *right there*
Oops- Now I see it. Ignore my last post.

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PUD said only three wires needed. It is fed straight from the xformer, 200A. Panel is a Siemens G2040B1200CU. M/B panel.

http://www.sea.siemens.com/us/intern...ad_Centers.pdf

Yes, I will put a plate in front of the conduit. Have also trimmed up the sheathing on the light switches.
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Also, there is no meter at the detached shop. PUD is to put in a CT meter 150' away at the xformer.
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Did you use anti oxidant grease on the wires and did you tighten the green bonding screw on the neutral bus?
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Did you use anti oxidant grease on the wires and did you tighten the green bonding screw on the neutral bus?
Anti Oxidant isn't required, and with that said, I have never seen anyone install the product correctly to begin with.
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Did you use anti oxidant grease on the wires and did you tighten the green bonding screw on the neutral bus?
Yes, and Yes.
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Anti Oxidant isn't required, and with that said, I have never seen anyone install the product correctly to begin with.
I believe oxidant is required with 4/0 aluminum triplex on aluminum contacts. I put it on anyway. Scrubbed it on with a wire brush according to the directions.
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I believe oxidant is required with 4/0 aluminum triplex on aluminum contacts. I put it on anyway. Scrubbed it on with a wire brush according to the directions.
It certainly won't hurt anything thats for sure, and you might be the first person that ever read the directions. lol....
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Also, there is no meter at the detached shop. PUD is to put in a CT meter 150' away at the xformer.
I'm curious how far away your new shop is from your house or main service? Is there an added monthly fee for the extra meter?
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You need some white tape on your neutral, unless a white stripe is where we can't see it. Also, need to seal the PVC conduit where it enters the panel from below grade.

Are all the 120V 15A & 20A branch circuits GFCI protected in the garage?
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I'm curious how far away your new shop is from your house or main service? Is there an added monthly fee for the extra meter?
The shop is 150' from the xformer -- in a different direction from the house, which is about 200' away.

The PUD wanted to charge $12/mo for an extra meter. So, I elected to have them remove the meter from the house, and meter at the xformer. They will install a single CT meter at the xformer, and I will not have the extra $12 charge per mo. However, they charge $400 to do this.
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You need some white tape on your neutral, unless a white stripe is where we can't see it. Also, need to seal the PVC conduit where it enters the panel from below grade.

Are all the 120V 15A & 20A branch circuits GFCI protected in the garage?
There is a white stripe on the neutral.

Do you mean I need to use some (spray foam insulation?) sealant that seals up the conduit/wire where it comes into the panel.

Yes, GFCI's are first in line on all of the plugs circuits.
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There is a white stripe on the neutral.

Do you mean I need to use some (spray foam insulation?) sealant that seals up the conduit/wire where it comes into the panel.

Yes, GFCI's are first in line on all of the plugs circuits.
Ive never had an inspector make me seal an underground pipe but if i had to i would use a wad of duct seal found in the elec dept of lowes
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Good deal on the meter.


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Do you mean I need to use some (spray foam insulation?) sealant that seals up the conduit/wire where it comes into the panel.
Had a friend smell something decaying in the basement. Turned out to be a dead snake in his breaker panel.
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Ask the supply house for some duct seal. It's cheap and keeps moisture and critters out of the panel.

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