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Old 02-09-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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switch and panel replacement

My plan is to:

A: Replace the old knife blade switch, but what do i replace it with? Do I need to have a switch there, or can I just run the cable directly from the meter to the new panel (about 75')

B: From the new switch, run new 4wire 2-2-2-4 alum ser cable from the garage to another building where I am going to install a new panel. Would that new panel be considered a sub panel or main panel?

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Old 02-09-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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With wiring that old and by the questions your asking you really need to call a real electrition to come look this over and do it for you.
Something that old will need all new wires from the pole, new panel and all new wires.


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You need a disconnect as close as possible to where the power feed cable enters the house. 75' away is too far. You need a disconnect. You can get a meter pan with a disconnect in it. Then you won't need the disconnect inside.
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