Juggling power during service upgrade.
Okay, I hope I can explain this simply enough to make sense, I'll explain in terms of what I'm thinking of doing to see if I'm likely to have an objection from my inspector who I know would have the ultimate say-so on this.
I will be upgrading to a 200 amp service. This will be at a different location on the house than the current 100 amp service.
The new location has a 200 amp panel that is in use as a subpanel, the feeder for this panel is on a 60 amp breaker. This panel serves kitchen and second floor bedroom circuits.
I will wire my new meter socket line side to the point the POCO connects and I will wire the load size to the previously mentioned 200 amp service, once I make this connection I won't be able to use these circuits until the permit inspection passes and the POCO connects the new meter and service.
I am also running cable to the detatched garage for a 100 amp subpanel and have purchased a main lug panel for this purpose.
Here's my question: could I temporarily surface mount the 100 amp main lug near the 200 amp main, transfer my circuits and feeder to that panel and use that on a temporary basis to run my kitchen and bedroom circuits between when I disconnect the 200 amp panel and when the POCO brings the new 200A service online?
If this is unlikely to be approved, I can run the essentials (refrigerator, a light for the kids bedroom) off extension cords.
Please do NOT consider any "before" picture of my house as any kind of endorsement of any particular construction method. In fact, you should probably assume that if I post a "before" picture, I am posting it because I am soliciting advice on a proper replacement for one of MANY things done wrong by a previous owner.