Finally got my electrical panel updated this past weekend.
I had a Federal Pacific Stab Lock 150amp.
This panel had a lot of issues with it. For one they lost the UL rating and the breakers have been known to both not trip or arch out at the panel causing fires.
I swapped in a new Square D QO 200amp panel I got at Lowes in a kit with five breakers. It was a good deal at $120. It can handle 30 breakers with ten of them being tandem for a total of 40 spaces.
Here is a shot of the feeder lines 2/0 wires I had to trim shorter to fit the new panel. You can see the anti ox paste that must be used when connecting AL wire to other metals.
Here are all the lines attached and torqued down. The two phases on the outside and the nutral and ground bonded in the middle.
This is just a shot of the panel plug I put on. I went with a four-plex box and will put two duplex receptacles in it. The box is a deep box so I donít get too crowded in there. I will also be splicing my doorbell in here.
This is a shot of everything all done. I had some short wires and had to make it work. I will be rerunning some of the lines to clean it up a bit. But I had to have the power company pull my meter to do this and had to just get it done in the time I had. The inspector looked at this and gave me the seal and said it was all good to go.
Here it is with the door on. I have labeled all of the lines now that is not shown in the pic. You can see the Green inspection tag on the door.