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  1. Electrical
    I'm upgrading my meter main to 200A so I can handle Solar. I noticed that my new "solar ready" panel has a 200A disconnect, whereas my existing meter as NO disconnect at all. (see pics). My old meter simply has a direct bus bar with a 125A breaker feeding the house main panel, and a 60A...
  2. Plumbing
    I was looking at my gas meter and am a bit confused. It looks like there are very small pipes connected to the meter that may be choking off the gas supply. I have 1" coming in from the city, which goes into those tiny 90° pipes in and out of the meter, then to a 3/4" tee to the furnace (the...
  3. Electrical
    Hello, I am painting a basement and there is a breaker box and electrical meter on the wall. Coming out of the breaker box and going into the ceiling are white electrical wires that power the upstairs outlets, lights, etc. These are not in any kind of conduit. The wires just travel upward from...
  4. Tools
    I have a cheap multimeter that is failing. I used it primarily for making headphones and audio things. But now I own a house and have been doing almost everything myself. I'd like to get as nice of a multimeter for a decent price as possible, but I'm having trouble choosing. I want the most...
  5. Electrical
    Hi folks, We moved into a new flat about 6 months ago and have realised we're being billed for all of our electricity at the expensive "all day" rate - despite having a very large "Thermaflow" electric boiler which is designed to draw tons of power heating up water overnight to use throughout...
  6. Electrical
    Hello, I'm doing a permitted electrical project in my home that requires working with the wiring in the main disconnect (a previous homeowner had double-lugged a subpanel along with the main feed wires from the meter, and I will be removing that sub panel). Because of this, I need to have the...
  7. Electrical
    I have an existing 200 amp service with a meter and main breaker panel on TH outside of the garage. I am changing it out for a client to a meter and mind disconnect at the same location that will feed a new breaker panel inside the garage 20' away. I plan on running 3/0 wire in 2" PVC rigid...
  8. Plumbing
    Hi all, I've been working on repairs in my house and found a possible issue with the water supply pipe which carries water from the main to the water meter. I have a link here to show you what we're dealing with...
  9. Electrical
    I just purchased a home in California which has original 55 amp all aluminum electrical(yes even the wire run to lighting and outlets). I am going to pull a permit and get my electric company to shut off the main before i start work, but want to check my plans for code worthiness. This is what I...
  10. Electrical
    I just bought a 2 unit home..but....found there is only one 200 amp meter and electrical panel... I want to keep the main unit (1000sq.ft)downstairs on the 200 amp panel (where I will live), and the second unit upstairs a 100 amp panel since its smaller 700sq.ft. Do i need a 200 amp double...
  11. Electrical
    All right, here is the scoop. There is a Pole Barn built on a property complete with electricity and the meter that comes with. Couple years later a small cabin is built with the electric being a circuit from the Pole Barn. Couple years down the road from that a two bedroom addition is...
  12. Electrical
    I am looking to install a Manual Transfer Switch into the Service Entry Meter Socket. This would make the install cheap... and without having to move the main service entrance panel or meter box. I found an Onan Load Transfer Switch [Model ETUMP -200A / 100A Gen side ] ...But I cannot...
  13. Electrical
    We have underground service at our '84 built house located in Langley BC which is just outside Vancouver. I need to upgrade the service in order to install a heat pump but have a problem in that we only have a 100A panel. We currently have an electric range, dryer, and a spa so I'm pretty sure...
  14. Electrical
    There is something wrong with the second and third dial's (from the left) callibration with my meter. As you see the middle dial (third dial) is pointing in between the 4 and 5 and the second dial is pointing almost directly at the zero (in person it is slightly towards the 9) which means the...
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