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Old 11-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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new 200 amp panel had salt water

A one year old 200 amp panel with 25 circuit breakers was compromised in my basement from Hurricane Sandy any idea's what to do besides dumping it.Thanks Joe


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Old 11-07-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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That's about all you can do.
Also all the wires will need to be cut back and restriped because there going to corrode.


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Old 11-07-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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Replacement of flooded equipment is the only choice.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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...have a electrician or two give her a may...may be able to replace the guts...the buss and breakers....this will save some labor maybe..but very marginal off rippen her out and putting in new...I would suspect your homeowners should cover...hopefully....
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:33 PM   #5
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I am pretty much the same page as other mention dump that panel which it allready damaged with water it don't matter if fresh water or salt water both can do hovac damage.

Ditto with the breakers., Once they dunked in the water it pretty much done for it.

The conductors it kinda iffy depending on which way but genrally best to replace it as well you may have to go above the water line where it was flooded once above that it should be pretty good but keep in your mind the cable and conductors can wick it up a bit.

The answer will be based on NEC ( National Electrical code ) or CEC ( Cananda Electrical code ) or ECF ( Electrique Code France )
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