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Old 04-07-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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I have an owner who wants to upgrade their service. The original structure was a mobile home. They've since then added onto it. The current service is just a small 50 amp box mounted outside behind the house on a pole right under the meter. Our plan was to build them a new structure (as the pole is about to fall down) that the new 125 amp panel will mount to. My question is this allowed, to mount the new panel outside the house? I had someone tell me there might be a code against this as if there were a problem they would have to go outside to shut it down? Thanks, also I am in Virginia if that makes a difference.

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My question is this allowed, to mount the new panel outside the house? I had someone tell me there might be a code against this as if there were a problem they would have to go outside to shut it down? Thanks, also I am in Virginia if that makes a difference.
Mobile home services are required to be outside the structure.

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Do you anything about installing electrical services?

I'm being serious, the question you have asked is a pretty basic question that someone qualified to install a service should know or be able to look up in the NEC. I really hope you research how to do this correctly because electricity is nothing to screw around with. Its one thing to put your own life and property in jeopardy, its almost a crime when you knowingly do it to someone else who trusts you.

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Ok, like i said it used to be a mobile home. They have added a few additions onto it over the years. So would the service still be required to be outside or not? And yes i know what im doing. Im a licensed electrician, all my experiance is with commerical. Just not up to par on some residential codes.
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Most building inspectors would still call this a mobile.
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