Overhead Electrical Panel & Meter Service Change – Part 2, Loveland Electrician, CO

Overhead Electrical Panel & Meter Service Change – Part 2, Loveland Electrician, CO


This is Joshua Peterson with Peterson Electric.
We are here today to show you how we wrapped up for the service panel. Basically, what
we had to do today is change out the panel itself right
here and we had to run over here some conduit
right up here and
go all the way across. With this new panel change, we also did the meter here and tied
it into our grounds down below. As far as our panel, we had to run a conduit all the
way across the back of the house and then we had to therefore run all the way down the
side of the house, as you can see, to the end of this point right here. The reason why,
we did that was because we had to bond a #6 Copper for a 150 amp panel to the cold water,
down
in the basement. That is within 5 foot of the entrance
of the home, code 250.64. Basically, stating
that we have our grounds for our ground rod. We have our cold water bond and our ground
rod, we had to run a new one. These guys put a deck and we can’t find our ground rod down
below the dirt, so our new ground rod is right down here. I’ll go ahead and take you over
there. Here is our new ground rod. Basically, a #6 wire coming out here and bonding it to
an 8 foot ground rod, driving it straight through the Earth and choking it off. That
is our service change, our final look on it for what we have done on it. We will call
for final on it for our inspection. Job like this today was about a $3,200.00 job. Thanks!
Talk to you later.

34 thoughts on “Overhead Electrical Panel & Meter Service Change – Part 2, Loveland Electrician, CO

  • Why couldn't you use a meter/main outside directly in front of the existing panel and run the mast in the existing spot?  Then come out of the bottom right of the meter/main straight down to the basement to the subpanel.  Still use those old panels as jboxes but the circuits will go down to the subpanel.  Just seems to much equipment mounted on the outside of house for my liking makes it look like a commercial building.  

  • Looks good, but in Chicago PVC is not allowed above grade. All Rigid Threaded Conduit…Your not suppose to step on the top rung of the ladder, That service entrance should have been in 3" Rigid.

  • I hope you come back here one day but I got news for you the 90 c. you talk about is not correct for termination temperature.

  • Hello my name is Mauricio and I currently live in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil . His videos are wonderful and I'm learning a lot , I'm electrician and electrical technician in Brazil and in 2017 I finish my degree in Electrical Engineering and I am eager to go to the USA . I would like to ask me adicionasse on Whatsapp to take some questions and learn a little more with you. Your works are wonderful . My Whatsapp is +5521982222928 . God be with you , and best wishes .

  • Any tip for me on meter combo upgrade…. The original panel is on one side of a corner and I want to put the new on around the corner but surface mount …. How would you get the feeder from the new to the old panel to use as a junction box?

  • you would have to read in the code under 310. for feeder sizes, 310. for Neutrals and how many current carry conductors in a conduit, read chapter 8 table 9 for sizing conductors in a raceway, then pick your raceway PVC or Metallic, or flex. Then look at your grounding in 250.122 and your securing under 300 per style of conduit. Then size your breakers per 240 and your cabinet and feeders under 225. If this is foreign then you should heir this out.

  • First with that many current carrying conductors in the conduit I hope you derated the size of conduit makes no difference unless it's under 2' with the nipple rule, and no good electrician uses wegos those snap in wire nuts to make connections in your panel-jbox. You probably stab outlets to guys like you keep me in business doing all your connections the fast way. Cheap things aren't good and good things aren't cheap.

  • Yah that is common sense with nipples, BUT it matters to the AHJ. Yes, 310.15 and 310.14 under how many current carrying conductors. WOW, you need some other hobbies, thanks for the policing, do me a favor, TAKE OFF>

  • Code says you can't be higher than 3 feet from the roof to the top of your weather head l,how will that pass code?also I noticed you were not wearing a harness when attempting to walk in top of the roof buddy,safety violation.

  • How much did you charge (LABOR WISE) and also how long have you been an electrician, I recently got in to this, going to school atm and will apply for apprenticeship on march. Im 21.

  • It's really amusing to watch these videos and then read all the self proclaimed experts tearing down the work of journeymen electricians.  I have yet to watch a video like this where no one chimes in with "I've been an electrician for 6,000 years, know everything, wired everything, taught Edison, Westinghouse and Tesla everything they ever knew about electricity, have memorized every code ever written and your work sucks."   You guys are very entertaining.  Keep it up.

  • Typically out of wiring respect to other electricians, phasing on residential for single phase, is red on right, unless in three phase, delta "High-Legs of 280 volts, then red is in center

  • was there de-rating factored into that LB/conduit pipe for all those current carrying conductors running through there?

  • Our local jurisdiction will not allow that many branch circuits in one conduit [over 24"] due to multiple current carrying wire derating

    They also will not allow panels to be repurposed as junction boxes [San Diego]

    I like the guy wire idea, I needed that for a job

    Current carrying conductors (Table 310.15 (B)(2)(a)

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