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300 Amp to 400 Amp upgrade

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I have 2 - 150 Amp Wads Worth Breaker panels. I'm getting ready to install a spa with a 60 AMP breaker, to be feed to a 60 Amp GFCI outdoor disconnect. Here is my problem, the Wads Worth breakers are not readily available and expensive, also the previous owner made some connections in the panel that needs to be cleaned up.

I decided to replace both panels with Square D OH series. The 150 Amp panels are more money than the 200 Amp Panels. Since I will have to use new feeder wires from the meter, should I just upgrade to 2 - 200 Amp Panels.

I work on robotics as a profession so I'm comfortable pulling the meter.
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I work on robotics as a profession so I'm comfortable pulling the meter.
WHAT in the world does robotics have to do with construction electric??? :huh:
This is a true apples to oranges comparison. The ONLY thing they have in common is they are both fruit.

This WILL require a permit (of some sort).
This WILL require an inspection; before, during, or after the job, or all three.
This WILL require involvement of the utility company. You/they are messing with their meter, end of story.
I will be doing the bull work, A licensed co-worker will be doing and inspecting the final hook up.
The whole job is "bull work" and requires the knowledge of codes and typical practices.
The "final hookup" is the easy part. :laughing:
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