Tom Raymond Posted January 30, 2010 Report Share Posted January 30, 2010 I looked at the service equipment at my brothers house yesterday and need some help to make sure I'm on the right track. The house was built mid 60's and the equipment is original, except for newer triplex overhead with crappy splices at the weather head wrapped in electrical tape (utility does really nice work huh?). I'm pretty sure the SEC is 2AWG aluminum (I'm sure about the aluminum). Outside the cable is painted, and there is only about 16" visible on the interior and I could not find any sizing on it. I'm estimating 2ga based on conductor diameter and my charts. The panel is a GE split, rated 125 amps, and the main disconnect consists of three 50 amp double pole breakers. I think I have a 100 amp service here, right? I was looking at this because he recently had a breaker melt do to an arc at a power strip that got squished by his desk, and he wants to finish a portion of his basement including a mini laundromat (two washers and driers) and needs to add several circuits as well as repair the one that faulted. I can clean up the mess in the existing panel and add a sub for the extra circuits, but I'm thinking a new 150 amp panel (with 100 amp disco) might be a better approach, and a 200 amp upgrade the best. Any suggestions? Tom Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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