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Any way to size Service Entrance just by looking at it?

 
 
Reply Fri 10 May, 2019 01:37 pm
Hello,

I am trying to see if there's a way to tell what kind of service entrance equipment (single or 3 phase, voltage and amps) is going into a building just by looking at the setup from the outside. I'm not an electrician or engineer- I'm in construction estimating, and often times I only get pictures of it without any detail.

If I can I'll post a picture of what I mean in the thread after I post this.

Thanks!
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Curlwhurl
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2019 01:40 pm
@Curlwhurl,
Well it would appear I can't post images. If you want to see what I mean, I'd be happy to email you a copy of the picture. Or if anybody knows how to post a picture on this thread that would be great. Thanks!
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2019 01:45 pm
@Curlwhurl,

you have to upload the images to a hosting site like imgur or tinypic.

once you have the urls, use IMG tags to format the images...

https://i.imgur.com/MvIpzFh.jpg

Code:[img]https://i.imgur.com/MvIpzFh.jpg[/img]
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taopathway
 
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Reply Wed 15 May, 2019 01:30 am
@Curlwhurl,
Tree phase has two big panel boxes outside, both locked. One has a big shiny pull lever on the side to turn power off.
If it is n
ot three phase it has a clear glass bulb in the center of a panel outside for the electric company to read numbers off.
If it is humming 3 phase, if it is the only bit of electrical equipment in sight not 3phase
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taopathway
 
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Reply Sat 18 May, 2019 09:04 pm
@Curlwhurl,
Is it copper tin or just aluminum, if you have two metals together forget about the price you are way in over your head.
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