What size electrical wire do i need for 200 amp service

what size electrical wire do i need for 200 amp service
Maybe you already have this stuff, but here it goes anyhow: Yes, That is my question, and I see it on home that were built in the s. A larger service may be required for new homes or additions to existing homes based on the actual load calculations.

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what size electrical wire do i need for 200 amp service

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what size electrical wire do i need for 200 amp service

How can one wire a home light switch? Normally, the main breaker is located on the top of the buss, but sometimes the panel is installed upside down for a bottom feed breaker position.

The main circuit breaker has the amperage listed on the handle. Most generally, the main service size will be or amps.

what size electrical wire do i need for 200 amp service

It is possible that a larger service is needed in larger homes and those with extensive electrical loads. Homes that have a amp service or less may be needing an update.

what size electrical wire do i need for 200 amp service

Older service panelsof the fuse typeuse cartrige fuses as the main disconnecting means instead of the circuit breakers to disconnect the power. They normally have the main discconnect and a range feed protected with cartirge fuses and four screw-in fuses that provide the branch circuits with protection.

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What is the wire size for 200 amp service?

Grant 4, 2 12 Learner 43 1 Everyone has to follow some sort of codes. Even if it's just your utility's requirements.

what size electrical wire do i need for 200 amp service

There arent any requirements of any kind as long as you dont break the meter. Unless you know that the utility service is identical to the US or another countryI think you should just talk to the utility company about how many conductors and what size. I do a visual inspection of all ready accesssable parts of the home. The same I do not take an air conditioner apart to see if the AC mechanic has installed it correctly example did he use the correct solder lead or silver.

How to Check the Amp Size of a House's Electrical Service

The same I do not check to see if the plumber used lead solder or lead free solder. As a home Inspector I feel this is not my job and I do not check the size of feeders in a service. Roy Cooke Roy Cooke Roycooke sympatico.

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The Electrical Service Size of Your Home

Originally Posted by rcooke In my area home inspectors have no business checking the size of wire. Roy Cooke You're joking right?

Are you telling us that you do not move the panel cover to; 1.

what size electrical wire do i need for 200 amp service

To see if they are any double tapps? To see if a smaller gauge wire is inserted into a larger sized circuit breaker?

what size electrical wire do i need for 200 amp service

To see if they has been any arcing? To see if there has been any water seepage into the panel box? I could go on and on, the list is endless!

what size electrical wire do i need for 200 amp service

I hope I have misread your statements and or miss understood your meaning! Originally Posted by fcarrio You're joking right?

Please read what I said unless our main panels are different then ours the main breaker is still covered when the the lower section is opened. No where did I talk about Double taps ,circuit breakers,smaller gauge wire,or water seepage. I was talking about the main feed and nothing else.


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