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DoubleO7
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: OT home service electric panel upgrade Reply to specific post Reply with quote


You might want to explore upgrading your single phase service.
And then just getting a 3 phase generator, natural gas or diesel for your shop equipment. Unless your using your three phase equipment for production 5 days a week, 8 hours a day.

You could even go so far as to get a genset that can supply both single and three phase. And it could do double duty as an emergency whole house genset.

Might work out to be more economical than going the power company route. And if you move out, you take it all with you.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: OT home service electric panel upgrade Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ok just called the utility and they said yes!
to the 3 phase and as it?s already on the
pole = no cost from utility. So I need to
start shopping for entrance panel and
breakers, I thank all of you for your
input
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:51 pm    Post subject: Re: OT home service electric panel upgrade Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you have an older elect system you will need to contact your electric company. They may have to install a bigger transformer.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: OT home service electric panel upgrade Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-kevinstuff wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:46:56 02/09/1Cool Ok just called the utility and they said yes!
to the 3 phase and as it?s already on the
pole = no cost from utility. So I need to
start shopping for entrance panel and
breakers, I thank all of you for your
input

If it were me and they said yes, with no cost from utility over the phone, I would not start buying stuff before I made an appointment to have them come out for an engineering evaluation.
Or what ever they might call it. Then get something in writing as far as what they will supply and what you will supply.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: OT home service electric panel upgrade Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My son bought a huge building that had 3 phase power already in it, but it was installed in about 1902 or older He had some 3 phase power tools so he had to update to todays standards. Starting with a new circuit breaker panel $550 instead of $129 for 200amp. Circuit breakers cost a lot more. Tho you can get 120/240 out of the breaker panel. Of course when you want 120/240 200ft away at the other end of the building, that's another panel. I think there are at least 5 circuit breaker panels through out the building. Then there are the monthly bills, His are $800 to $1000 a month turns out NYSEG charges more per KW for 3 phase in a commercial bldg.
My opinion, Update to a good 200 amp entrance and get or make a phase converter on wheels that you can use at the different machines
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:28 pm    Post subject: Re: OT home service electric panel upgrade Reply to specific post Reply with quote


The previous posters have the topic thoroughly covered. Only consideration I can think of is to install a breaker panel that allows a simple reliable legal and safe connection to a standby generator.
A three phase panel will supply 208 to your 240V appliances. Not the best choice for 240V air conditioners or well pumps.
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.200-amp-combination-generator-panel-with-36-circuits-backup-and-80-circuits-total.1000722206.html
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: OT home service electric panel upgrade Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Try to use Square D equipment.
 
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