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.
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
> 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'
> but the drop wire into each home is just 1-0 stranded AL.... which then
> spliced into 3-000 stranded CU. .. then into the meter base [which is the
> 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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