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Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: shack wiring

To: "Don Tucker" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: shack wiring
From: "Rick Karlquist" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 11:30:11 -0700
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You think you have it bad, I have two 100A services
and one 200A service all running through the same
set of AWG 4 wires (that's right FOUR gauge).
The wires are several hundred feet long.  The power
company guy didn't seem to understand why I had a
problem with that.

Rick N6RK

Don Tucker wrote:
> Just what should the wire size be from the pole xmfr to the house and into
> the 200A panel?
> Don W7WLL
> ## ha ha.   I had the power co guy's out here a few months back..and asked
> them
> the same thing.  Their answer was... "go ahead and burn it right off the
> pole" .
> Here in NA, we are being sold a bill of goods.   Everyone has '200 A'
> service...
> but the drop wire into each home is just 1-0  stranded AL.... which then
> gets
> spliced into 3-000 stranded CU. .. then into the meter base  [which is the
> most
> mickey mouse, piss poor design you ever saw, regardless of who makes em]
> ..
> then into main 200A panel.. which imo, they all use undersize buss bars.
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