Swapping panel out
Well within the "accepted" practice of about 8' from the entrance of the dwelling. I can not be located in a closet, bathroom, or cupboard type enclosure.
With that new panel being 40 ckt capacity it would be a 200a panel/service. The 4/0 AL SE (or 2/0 Cu) cable is going to be tough to turn. Be ready for a little "battle".
Is you home fed underground or overhead....???
Since you didn't disclose whether you have a 200a service now, with just a small panel ... I'm going to assume the "worst" case scenario....
If overheard....you're going to need an entirely new SE from the drip loop back to your house (ie,..riser).
If underground, that 200a capacity "should" already be there...so it's s meter change out and new SE cable into the panel.
I highly recommend calling your local service provider and getting the correct information.
Last edited by JGarth; 09-04-2007 at 11:26 PM.