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Old 09-26-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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As a followup to my previous post I have another question I hope some of you might be able to help me with. We have a water damage remediation company which requires us at times to set up large amounts of equipment in residential homes. Oftentimes the homes (esp older homes and apartments) have insufficient power to run everything we need. There are many cases which no 220 outlet exists to plug something like a spider box into. What are are options? I have heard of something called a "quad box string" but I can't seem to get adequate info on them (other than you can rent them - but they all seem to look different). Please keep in mind we are novices with dealing with electricity. We are open to solutions which would require us to have a licensed electrician help out out if necessary.

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make your own load center.
find the power panel
remove 2 breakers and insert your own 60 amp breaker which leads to your breaker box/via 3 #6 copper wires.add a ground wire.

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make your own load center.
find the power panel
remove 2 breakers and insert your own 60 amp breaker which leads to your breaker box/via 3 #6 copper wires.add a ground wire.
Ditto ^

Be aware....some older homes don't have 240 going to them.....if you have a small panel with only 6 breakers or so, chances are it may only be 120....so it won't work for you.

You need to have a volt meter and know how to use it if you want to start taping into their power.
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make your own load center.
find the power panel
remove 2 breakers and insert your own 60 amp breaker which leads to your breaker box/via 3 #6 copper wires.add a ground wire.
This works until he finds an old split buss panel, or FPE panel.
I don't think it is wise to tell someone in business to open a customers panel and remove or add breakers.
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