Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-16-2012, 07:03 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 87
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Service Replacement Question


Am going to be replacing my 200A service from head to panel. Currently I have 2-0 coming out of the bottom of my meter pan, going straight through my cinder block wall, then into bottom end panel of my load center. The cable is wrapped I guess a mid-1960's Romex. I'd like to use 2 1/2 NM tubing to run my 2-0 Cu lines in, using an LB to lead the wires through the block. Inside I'd like to enter the top of my new QO panel for neatness, however to accomplish this I'd need a total of 3 condolets for a total of 270 deg of bends. Not sure if A) I want this many turns and B) How easy it's going to be to get (3) 2-0 cables in a condelet.

Any thoughts?
Thanks!


Last edited by Mikenra; 01-16-2012 at 08:06 AM.
Mikenra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 07:18 AM   #2
Member
 
Julius793's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New york
Posts: 1,053
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Service Replacement Question


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikenra
Am going to be replacing my 200A service from head to panel. Currently I have 2-0 coming out of the bottom of my meter pan, going straight through my cinder block wall, then into bottom end panel of my load center. The cable is wrapped I guess a mid-1960's Romex. I'd like to use 2 1/2 NM tubing to run my lines in, using an LB to lead the wires through the block. Inside I'd like to enter the top of my new QO panel for neatness, however to accomplish this I'd need a total of 3 condolets for a total of 270 deg of bends. Not sure if A) I want this many turns and B) How easy it's going to be to get (3) 2-0 cables in a condelet.

Any thoughts?
Thanks!
Is it gona be copper wire?

__________________
Electricity will kill you if you give it a chance
Julius793 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 08:05 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 87
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Service Replacement Question


Oopps sorry. Yes copper
Mikenra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 08:06 AM   #4
Member
 
Julius793's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New york
Posts: 1,053
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Service Replacement Question


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikenra
Oopps sorry. Yes copper
Don't see any code violations I think you will be fine pulling it especially with an lb
__________________
Electricity will kill you if you give it a chance
Julius793 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 08:15 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 87
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Service Replacement Question


Thanks ver much. I don't see any code violations either, I'm just wondering if mechanically it sounds sensible.
Mikenra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 04:57 PM   #6
Licensed Pro
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SC
Posts: 1,544
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Service Replacement Question


Why not just mount the QO panel with the main on the bottom and enter through the bottom. Same neatness achieved and a WHOLE lot easier to route the 2/0 wires.
__________________
"Life is hard. Life is harder when you're stupid." John Wayne
HouseHelper is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to HouseHelper For This Useful Post:
frenchelectrican (01-16-2012), Speedy Petey (01-16-2012)
Old 01-16-2012, 04:59 PM   #7
Licensed Electrical Cont.
 
Speedy Petey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NY State
Posts: 6,864
Rewards Points: 2,032
Default

Service Replacement Question


Quote:
Originally Posted by HouseHelper View Post
Why not just mount the QO panel with the main on the bottom and enter through the bottom. Same neatness achieved and a WHOLE lot easier to route the 2/0 wires.
Totally!
It makes absolutely NO sense to go out of your way to keep the breaker on top, just because that is the way people are used to seeing it.
__________________
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC.
Speedy Petey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 05:01 PM   #8
Licensed Electrical Cont.
 
Speedy Petey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NY State
Posts: 6,864
Rewards Points: 2,032
Default

Service Replacement Question


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikenra View Post
......, however to accomplish this I'd need a total of 3 condolets for a total of 270 deg of bends.
LB's do not count towards bending limitations.
And 2-1/2" is pretty big for three 2/0. 2" is plenty.
__________________
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC.
Speedy Petey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 09:02 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 87
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Service Replacement Question


Thank you all do much. Perfect idea mounting upside down!
Mikenra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 10:39 PM   #10
Licensed Electrical Cont.
 
Speedy Petey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NY State
Posts: 6,864
Rewards Points: 2,032
Default

Service Replacement Question


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikenra View Post
Thank you all do much. Perfect idea mounting upside down!
Remember, if the main breaker moves side-to-side there is no such thing as upside down.

Look at all the writing on the cover, panel and breakers. Everything reads side-to-side.

__________________
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC.
Speedy Petey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brick Windowsill replacement question scottjgibson Building & Construction 2 07-19-2011 10:48 AM
Service Entrance Wire Question ricprice Electrical 4 06-16-2011 10:26 AM
service entrance question brianpk Electrical 5 05-22-2011 09:44 PM
Dielectric Nipple Replacement Question - Water Heater sicilian97 Plumbing 5 03-15-2011 10:15 AM
Siding replacement question MeatballCB General DIY Discussions 16 02-05-2010 02:53 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.