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  1. Electrical
    I am looking to educate myself on what's involved with upgrading my home service from 200A to at least 400A (I live in the US) to run some very power hungry computer equipment. By my basic calculations, I am currently pulling 170+ amps continually (total watts are over 16,000). Some questions...
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    I have a 100 amp service panel and i am trying to find out if i can install a 100 amp breaker in the exsisting 100 amp panel to suppy another mlo panel(sub). I can't find any thing in the nec. I guess i really need to do a load calculation first of all i want to put on it to see if the initial...
  3. Electrical
    I'm looking for opinions on cost effective options for an underground service I would like to install to a new home. (1000 SQFT) 93 sq meters. At the property line I have a pole with mast and 200A meter base. The house is 48 metres (exact from panel to load centre) away. My load caculation...
  4. 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...
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    Hello, unemployed homeowner seeking volunteer tradesman to make necessary repairs to house in Central NJ. Please email me your contact information at [email protected] Thank You.
  6. Electrical
    I am building house 4500 SF, have installed services before but not sure about this 320 amp service. The Elec co. is going to give me the 320 amp meter can and told me I can run 2 x 200 amp panels off this service. I need to bring these into the house, plan on using 2" PVC to each panel using...
  7. 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...
  8. Electrical
    My house is currently off grid (not connected to city electricity). I bought it that way. The batteries are slowly failing and I will need to put some money into it soon to keep the electricity flowing. I am thinking seriously about hooking up to the grid rather than buying new batteries. I...
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