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Project #1, Replace/Upgrade Electrical Panel

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So, decided to upgrade the Electrical panel from 100 amp to 200. Called Big Mike Electric, as referred from a couple friends in the industry.

Super cool guy...if you are in the Orange County area, I HIGHLY recommend him.

Anyways...nothing special...1962 Ranch style home, demo the wall, take out the old...put in the new. 

Get it inspected then fix the wall!

When they tell you Who the EFF put this in, is usually not a great sign, then Mike proceeds to tell me, there is some funky sh*t going on here.

You see in the fist pic, the metal pipe coming from the ceiling to the 90 degree at the bottom?

Ok, the wires going from that through my ceiling to the garage panel were just bare wires! No romax. That's a no no.

Then the AC unit hooked to the 60 amp was split for whatever reason??? 

Then, the best one is the line coming from the pole to my roof...well it was arcing on the cable (the neutral) see the nice burns and the cable being worn away?

Also, they redid all the grounds too.

Thanks Big Mike for taking care of it.

Next gotta call for an inspection then the line across can get swapped out and new meter installed then get out the stucco guy to make it all disappear.

Fun stuff!

:dbart:

Project #2 will be starting in a about a week and half......

 

 

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Nice, I need to do the New House in abut 3 weeks. Please PM me their Contact information.

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the roof the roof the roof is on fire ................... damn lucky 

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GO BIGGER!!!!  That way you don’t have to do it again in about 10 years.......

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I would plan on solar if i was working in that area. At least have the options ready.

Good job Dale. Looks like just in time.

What made you decide to do it in the first place. Any problems you noticed?

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wow, that arcing  is crazy, just think if you were back east with the hurricane?

nice size panel!!!

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17 minutes ago, Grease Monkey said:

I would plan on solar if i was working in that area. At least have the options ready.

Good job Dale. Looks like just in time.

What made you decide to do it in the first place. Any problems you noticed?

his wife had more plug in toys, needed mo power :lol:

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43 minutes ago, Grease Monkey said:

I would plan on solar if i was working in that area. At least have the options ready.

Good job Dale. Looks like just in time.

What made you decide to do it in the first place. Any problems you noticed?

The old panel had those crappy push button fuses and we knew we would be redoing our backyard and probably adding stuff...so decided to just do it now!

 

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51 minutes ago, Grease Monkey said:

I would plan on solar if i was working in that area. At least have the options ready.

Good job Dale. Looks like just in time.

What made you decide to do it in the first place. Any problems you noticed?

We looked into solar...since we are in Anaheim..they have their own utilities (Thanks Disneyland) I showed the guy our bill that comes every 2 months. He said it doesn't make since for us.

But if I could just pay cash for a system that would be different. I'd do it in a heartbeat.

I don't want to lease one.

 

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You might as well pound out just a little more stucco and stuff that RG6 line in the wall since you already have it opened up.

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Also a great recommendation would be to add an outlet somewhere under your eave for Christmas lights

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14 hours ago, bent trix said:

You might as well pound out just a little more stucco and stuff that RG6 line in the wall since you already have it opened up.

If you are talking about the pipe at the bottom going into the outlet, that is temporary. That feeds my pool pump which is all getting redone.

 

 

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On ‎9‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 9:13 AM, dbart said:

If you are talking about the pipe at the bottom going into the outlet, that is temporary. That feeds my pool pump which is all getting redone.

 

 

The dish cable running up the wall

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