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I am doing a 400 amp business does this seem the correct way to execute it peco room bringing direct funeral wires secret to my meter socket, i am walk pipe right into the bottom of my 320 meter socket. Ns then will have actually 2 200 amp disconnects one top top left the meter socket and one ~ above right, ns am walk to have actually a dual lug in my meter and run 4/0 to mine disconnects, climate from mine disconnects operation 2 runs turn off 200 amp scr cables to two 200 amp panels inside. Then ns was walking to ar two floor rods run 2 #6 to every disconnect , 1/0 native water pipeline to disconnect and bond the gas pipe from among the panelsanything wrong v this?
I am doing a 400 amp business does this it seems ~ the correct way to perform it peco room bringing direct interment wires secret to my meter socket, i am walk pipe into the bottom of mine 320 meter socket. Ns then will have 2 200 amp disconnects one ~ above left of meter socket and also one top top right, i am going to have actually a double lug in mine meter and also run 4/0 to mine disconnects, climate from my disconnects run 2 runs off 200 amp scr cables to two 200 amp panels inside. Then i was going to location two ground rods run two #6 to each disconnect , 1/0 native water pipeline to disconnect and bond the gas pipe from one of the panelsanything wrong with this?
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I am doing a 400 amp organization does this it seems ~ the correct means to execute it peco are bringing direct interment wires underground to my meter socket, i am walking pipe into the bottom of mine 320 meter socket. Ns then will have 2 200 amp disconnects one on left the meter socket and also one on right, ns am going to have a dual lug in mine meter and run 4/0 to my disconnects,Is her meter is rated come take 2 cable lug ? it need to be on most 320 sockets however some space not., so clock it.then from mine disconnects run 2 runs turn off 200 amp scr cables to two 200 amp panels inside. Then i was going to location two floor rods run two #6 to every disconnect , 1/0 from water pipeline to disconnect and also bond the gas pipe from one of the panelsanything wrong through this?
What dimension SCR cable you plan to usage ? both space in the home if for this reason you should be yes sir as long you are conscious of sizing it. Make sure you do a jumper command on the water meter location keep same size conductor together you perform run to the panel
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I to be doing a 400 amp company does this seem the correct way to carry out it peco are bringing direct burial wires underground to my meter socket, i am walking pipe into the bottom of my 320 meter socket. Ns then will have actually 2 200 amp disconnects one top top left the meter socket and one top top right, i am going to have actually a double lug in my meter and also run 4/0 to mine disconnects, climate from my disconnects operation 2 runs turn off 200 amp scr cables to two 200 amp panels inside. Then i was walk to location two soil rods run two #6 to each disconnect , 1/0 indigenous water pipeline to disconnect and also bond the gas pipe from among the panelsanything wrong v this?
The ground connection electrode conductor have to be operation either to both disconnects or to the meter. In NC we operation it to the meter. Likewise if friend look in ~ the note to 250.66 you would only require #2 copper to the water pipes no 1/0.Also with 4/0 aluminum your calculated load must it is in 360 amps or less. I frequently use 3/0 copper in this situation. You will additionally have the same worry with utilizing 4/0 ser to the interior... Depending on the password cycle and whether or mot you are in insulation 4/0 might not it is in compliant -- We usually pipe native the main discos come the internal panels so we can acquire the 75C rating
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so ns met through peco today and they desire me to operation 3 4/0 alum from pole to meter socket in 3 customs pipeI"m slightly perplexed by this?anyone else?
Do not placed ground rod wire in the meter socketas much 4/0 form the pole to the meter because that 400 amp is an extremely typical because that PecoJust make sure the designer offers you the request in writingAre you taking care of a Peco or Henkels & McCoy
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peconot miscellaneous I perform a lot of, 400 amp service that is, just uncovered it really strange that its no a bigger wire
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Yes, however many that takes. You have the right to use copper or aluminum. Simply not bigger 보다 4/0. Ns think this to be 600 amp CT cabinet. 4 operation of 4/0 AL
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