Originally Posted by rick32
I have two appartments. I live in the lower and rent out the upper. Both run on seperate 100 amp boxes and meters. I need to know what size weather head to use,wire guage from head to box, what size box(es),and wire guages from meters to breaker boxes.
Here's my advice. Don't buy anything!
If someone were to say to me "I have all the material, come and do my service", I would either say ok, the price will be 20% less, or I would flat out refuse.
Buying the material "to save money" is both annoying and insulting to a contractor. So many folks think they are going to be gouged by contractors they think buying the material themselves will be some huge cost savings. This can many times be the opposite of what happens.
You will NEVER get everything that is needed or required. Also, you will likely not get stuff a contractor wants to use, especially if you go to a "home center".
If something is missing or needed it will a) cost you time in getting it immediately so the job can get done, or b) the contractor will charge you dearly for it IF he has it with him. (I know I would).
This is just my opinion and should be taken with whatever importance you want to give it.