GlennD
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Re: Level 2 Home Charging Question

Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:08 pm

My panel is outside (common in Southern California). In theory my FPE 100A panel was good for 80A and my total non EV load was 13A. The breaker tripped on a 40A Toyota EV charging. Breakers are mostly thermal and when the sun heated it up the working breaker did not pass go.

Anaheim required a 200A panel when replacing so I got rid of the evil FPE panel and I have much more breaker space. I will never come close to pushing the panel but it is always good to have a reserve.
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Re: Level 2 Home Charging Question

Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:27 pm

Can I ask what it cost to replace to main panel? I have a house with a 100 amp pushmatic and aluminum wire I am contemplating replacing and possibly pulling copper.
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Re: Level 2 Home Charging Question

Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:45 am

smkettner wrote:Can I ask what it cost to replace to main panel? I have a house with a 100 amp pushmatic and aluminum wire I am contemplating replacing and possibly pulling copper.


Expect anywhere from $1000 to $8000. Do you plan to do the work yourself, or hire an electrician? There are a lot of variables. Is it an indoor or outdoor panel? Is there a separate disconnect between the meter and the main panel? Is the meter part of the main panel? Is the main feed overhead or underground? Does your section of the main feed need replaced? Is a permit and inspection required to get the meter re-installed by the power company?
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GlennD
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Re: Level 2 Home Charging Question

Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:17 am

I have a natural gas house. My total loads including air is 13.1A. Assuming your panel is in good condition then 100A is fine.

I replaced my 100a FPE panel just because it was FPE.

I live in Anaheim and the city requires a 200A panel. !00A would have been fine but I do get more slots for breakers and the panel will be stress free.
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GlennD
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Re: Level 2 Home Charging Question

Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:11 am

smkettner wrote:Can I ask what it cost to replace to main panel? I have a house with a 100 amp pushmatic and aluminum wire I am contemplating replacing and possibly pulling copper.



Including the permit it was $2500. I have heard costs from $1500 to $3000. I am happy with the job. After painting the house you can not tell it was changed out. They did an excellent job matching the stucco.
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Re: Level 2 Home Charging Question

Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:04 pm

Yea stucco is shot. Needs the screed installed and probably fully replaced up about 5' as stucco is just crumbling away around the entire perimeter. Getting new windows too (nail in) as long as the rest is getting done. Thanks for the tip. I will be meeting with my electrician next week and it helps to know what to expect.
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