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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:41 PM   #1
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How do you tell what your home service is for electrical? I don't see mine written anywhere and I think I have 100amp service. I have a homeline series s01 box and a breakout box for the AC, both through 1 meter. The main box has 20 breakers with 1 pair tied for the range ( which I don't have ). I'm thinking I may have been browning out my house a bit welding a couple months back and I'm concerned about my service enough to look at expanding it for the welder as well as a good size 220v compressor at some point as well.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #2
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what rating is your main breaker?
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:53 PM   #3
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what rating is your main breaker?
00 is all i can read on it. Most of the rest of the breakers are all 20's and the paired are 40's.
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the main breaker should be the answer to the questions you seeking
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Old February 11th, 2008, 11:24 PM   #7
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the main breaker should be the answer to the questions you seeking
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Old February 12th, 2008, 07:35 AM   #8
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the main breaker should be the answer to the questions you seeking
unless someone subsequently rewired the load center and hadn't upgraded the actual service lines, and/or unless one is in one of the silverman homes in the City of Fenton near Tomek elementry.

polling some of my neighbors I have seen main breakers with ratings including 100 amps, 150 and 200.

given that my home somehow passed inspection in the mid 90s despite several violations, and knowing what I know of Silverman's construction methods I'd make a small wager that they picked either 100 or 150 amp service lines for every house, and just chose different panel sizes based on the number of circuit needs/desires.

on my list for this spring/summer is to finally get my main service lines upgraded to 200 to match my 200 amp panel, and to install a proper bypass for the generator instead of backfeeding through the dryer.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 08:56 AM   #9
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go outside and look at the cable coming into the panel (SE Cable) See what size in AWG it is, should be something like 2 awg or 1/0 awg or 4/0 awg. Also like everyone else said what does the MB say on the handle, and the sticker.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 09:39 AM   #10
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#1/0 cable coming in. No sticker. Fairly sure the breaker says 100 even though the 1 is quite rubbed out. Question is, where to go from there.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 09:46 AM   #11
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that cable is actually good for 125 amps i believe. just fyi
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