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200 Amp Electrical Service Upgrade Riser

How an Electrical Service Entrance Pipe is Typically Used for a Panel Upgrade – The rigid conduit should be solid from the weather head down to the electric meter enclosure or main service panel.


Service Entrance Pipe for a Panel Upgrade

Electrical Question: I’m having my service upgraded to 200 amp my question is about connecting from the mast pipe coming through the roof to the new meter socket.

Background: Peter, a Handyman from Milwaukee WI

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your home electrical wiring question peter.

How an Electrical Service Entrance Pipe is Typically Used for a Panel Upgrade

Skill Level: Advanced – Licensed Electrical Contractor, Not Recommended for Homeowners.
Tools Required: Electricians pouch of hand tools and the various power tools necessary for the specific service upgrade.
Estimated Time: Depends on the type of panel and available access to the project area.
Precaution: This is an extensive project that should be performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Notice: Making changes to the Electrical Service Panel should be done with a permit and be inspected.

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