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    Some perspective: 200 amps at 240 volts is 48,000 watts. 48 kw can go an awfully long way, particularly in a residential setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter d View Post
    The better question is what size transformer did the poco use on that service?
    I think I saw them running a new 132KV feeder to the island.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter d View Post
    Some perspective: 200 amps at 240 volts is 48,000 watts. 48 kw can go an awfully long way, particularly in a residential setting.
    I have a 200A service on my house, no A/C, gas heat, electric oven, electric dryer,,, When I light up every thing possible I can't pull more than 70A no matter how hard I try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K8MHZ View Post
    Consumers did the 'Medallion Home' thing back then, too. By the mid to late 70's, many people had electric bills higher than their house payments.
    yep. my medallion showed up. NOS.
    $15 on ebay. about a quarter inch thick, brass.

    and it's a nema listed thang.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulthrotl View Post
    yep. my medallion showed up. NOS.
    $15 on ebay. about a quarter inch thick, brass.

    and it's a nema listed thang.










    That's pretty cool!
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    Renovated an all electric house. 4200 sq-ft. 200 amp service. We amped it during A/C season. 8 tons A/C, Electric oven, dryer, etc. Never went over 93 amps, with everything on. LED lighting helped a lot. With the pool pump, it'll be over 100a actual draw. Maybe they'll spring for a fancy VFD pool pump.... No way it'll ever be close to 80% of 200a.

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    I like to use 26 kw per sq ft. Up to 1500 sq ft.
    Figuring everything is electric with 4 fixed appliances.
    It's a close enough number for just wondering.


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    Quote Originally Posted by electricalist View Post
    I like to use 26 kw per sq ft. Up to 1500 sq ft.
    Figuring everything is electric with 4 fixed appliances.
    It's a close enough number for just wondering.


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    Maybe you meant 26 W/ft^2
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    Ty


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    I don't do residential work my self. Just the pump end of things. But at least half the new houses I go to anymore have a twin 200 service.

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