Quick home electric question

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  1. MiradaMegaCab

    MiradaMegaCab Well-Known Member

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    Alright, so my Vodka Cranberries are kicking in.

    You recently ran 3/4” PVC up to your deck or something...... (kinking the conduit) so there’s another issue the city inspector will see.......

    So I’m guessing that the previous home owners removed and relocated the overhead utility power feed (feeding the 200a panel) as the deck interfered with a safe overhead feed.

    Do not call the city inspector.
     
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    • diymirage

      diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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      Yup, that was me, but it wasn't a deck, it was the underside of a lean too

      I talked to the inspector and he sounded like a cool guy
      I told him about some of the issues, in fact I started our conversation by telling him "how do we fix this"

      This is what I think happened
      The 100 amp panel is the original one (it is mounted on what I believe is an original wall)

      At some point (1995 I think) they put on an addition, and bud the garage
      At that point they installed the 200 amp panel, and the new meter base, Intending to switch over service to tho that panel and for some reason, they never finished it

      So, I'm expecting the Inspector to look it over, say "this is what happened, and this is what you need to do"
      And then well get it done

      As far as the power going into the empty meter base, I solved that by throwing the 200 amp breaker off

      Either way, well know soon enough how this plays out
       
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      • Dfr360cuda

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        I'm thinking an inspector will issue a Stop Work Order.
         
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        • diymirage

          diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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          Well, I hope not, but I want this to be done right
          I haven't heard back from him yet, so it must not bother him too much

          I did have a guy from the power company come by to quote me a price on changing the meter over
          They wanted to go underground and just to get underneath the driveway would be over $1000.00 so I passed on that

          He did mention he didnt liks the old meter but if it were up to him he would "grandfather it in"

          He also said, and I quote "we dont care what you do after the meter"

          So, that's where we stand
          I got some running around time on Friday, so I'll hit up city hall ad pull a permit to put a transfer switch in, that should put the whole thing to rest soon enough
           
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          quick little update, i had a guy from the power company come by, and he agreed that it looked like they started to move the meter and abandoned the plan
          (after he quoted me a price to move the meter, i think i know why)

          i also talked to the inspector (over the phone) twice now
          he agreed that if i go with plan 2 (see post 42)

          i stopped by the city hall this morning to pull a permit, and ripped out the wiring i put in earlier, this evening

          i also ordered a "power outlet box" and a plug to turn the "wire" i made into a proper extension cord


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        • diymirage

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          good news...you dont need to make that firecooked jiffy pop

          i installed the proper inlet box, ran it into a 30 amp breaker in the main and installed a manual lock out switch

          the inspector just signed off on it and all is well and up to code
           
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          COOL!!
           
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