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    400 amp temporary service help

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.

    I am an electrical project manager over in RI and I need to put a materials/stock list together for one of our foreman to hook up a temporary service at a job site once he gets back in town. I've worked with the electrical company and we are in agreement that it will be a 400A 120/240 single phase drop over to the meter. My problem is, I come from an industrial background and have not ordered materials for temporary services in the past. I have all the materials and requirements already for the stanchion, but I want to make sure I order the right meter socket/base, panel (will need 2 - 150A breakers plus some spares for temp lighting), weatherhead and related accessories. Any chance someone out there has a materials list for a similar job they've had recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfont1120 View Post
    Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.

    I am an electrical project manager over in RI and I need to put a materials/stock list together for one of our foreman to hook up a temporary service at a job site once he gets back in town. I've worked with the electrical company and we are in agreement that it will be a 400A 120/240 single phase drop over to the meter. My problem is, I come from an industrial background and have not ordered materials for temporary services in the past. I have all the materials and requirements already for the stanchion, but I want to make sure I order the right meter socket/base, panel (will need 2 - 150A breakers plus some spares for temp lighting), weatherhead and related accessories. Any chance someone out there has a materials list for a similar job they've had recently?

    That would vary so much depending on so many factors that we are not privy to

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdslotz View Post
    That would vary so much depending on so many factors that we are not privy to
    What other information would you need? Maybe I should clarify; I'm not looking for assistance for anything from the load side of the breakers in the panel on. Mostly what type of enclosures do people use, combination units, raceways connecting the meter to the panel etc.

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    always remember that there is no difference between temporary and permanent. People seem to think there is, but there's not.
    I can build anything you want if you draw a picture of it on the back of a big enough check.

    There's no substitute for hard work....but that doesn't mean I'm going to give up trying to find one.

    John Childress
    Electrical Inspector
    IAEI / CEI / C10
    Certified Electrical Inspector

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