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70 amp Service amperage?

Jeff Beck

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200 amp meter and base

SEC is aluminum, appears to be 2/0, 150 amps?

Square D panel that appears to be the main, rated for 100 amps

Main breaker appears to be 70 amps. See the pictures.

Since the main breaker is the lowest rated component, can this actually be rated at 70 amps?

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Sorry about the blurry pic, the panel was stuffed in a corner of a basement bathroom and that's the closest that I could get to it.


Jeff Beck

Foresight Inspection Service LLC

PS, I know about the double tap.

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The blurry photo does seem to say 70 on the toggle, but has anyone seen a double width 70-amp breaker like that before?

I think it's just a regular 70-amp two-pole breaker with some sort of shroud around it.

Looks a bit odd, but it's not something that I'd dwell on.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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