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Old 08-04-2010, 09:39 PM   #16
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like I mentioned earlier and pull the meter himself or just tape up the feeders when changing the panel, this way you aren't at the mercy of the power company and their schedule.
I just have to ask, curiosity has me wondering what you mean.
Are you saying that sometimes you pull the feeds from the main breaker and tape them up really well without pulling the meter?
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A DIY person pulling a meter ??
I won't even try that
Arc flash only needs to happen once to spoil your life



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I just have to ask, curiosity has me wondering what you mean.
Are you saying that sometimes you pull the feeds from the main breaker and tape them up really well without pulling the meter?
Some meters are locked and I only have a couple of barrel lock keys, won't open them all.

When that happens I cut off the exposed copper from the feeder cables and give it a wrap of rubber tape and then Super 88. If it's enough to permanently cover splitbolt connectors, it's fine for a quick panel change-out.
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A DIY person pulling a meter ??
No one mentioned a DIYer pulling a meter. Quite the opposite actually.

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Arc flash only needs to happen once to spoil your life
If you kill the main disconnect, there are no arcs. It's still not a safe practice for someone without experience.
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Sounds like the first quote included permits, while the second quote did not.
Since you rent rooms out(in my state) any electrical work must be performed by a licensed electrician.

$700 hundred just to change the panel, without an outside disconnect is low.
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