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    Default No main handle

    Pending sale on this house was thwarted by the discovery of service equipment with main lugs only. Someone inserted old 60 amp entrance cable into a new 150 amp main lug panel. My question is does the entire panel have to be changed out, or is it ok to back feed a 60 amp breaker with the SEU? Thanks for prompt, thoughtful replies only.

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    Default Re: No main handle

    If you can get a listed hold-down bracket and it can be used in that panel, you could install the 60 and backfeed the panel. Some hold-downs are not for use with all panels. Square D has one that is only for the smaller panels.


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    Default Re: No main handle

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Locurcio View Post
    Pending sale on this house was thwarted by the discovery of service equipment with main lugs only. Someone inserted old 60 amp entrance cable into a new 150 amp main lug panel. My question is does the entire panel have to be changed out, or is it ok to back feed a 60 amp breaker with the SEU? Thanks for prompt, thoughtful replies only.
    Are you saying that the home only has a 60amp service? If that is the case that could also be a problem as most insurance providers will no longer cover a home if it has only a 60 amp service.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
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    Default Re: No main handle

    Thank you gentlemen for prompt, courteous replies. Further investigation reveals that this Square D panel allows for conversion to a main breaker by simply removing the lugs and bolting to the bus bars. This still leaves the problem of the 60 amp entrance cable as you pointed out, Scott. I am recommending a wire upgrade be performed at the same time.


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    Default Re: No main handle

    Quote Originally Posted by A.D. Miller View Post
    Needy bastard, huh?
    Probably just doesn't like our nice friendly chit chats


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