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I have 2 meter, looking to add 3rd- a landlord meter. SHould

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i have 2 meter, looking...
i have 2 meter, looking to add 3rd- a landlord meter. SHould i go with 200 amp or 150 amp. If 200 amp upgrade will need 3 new meter pans. If 150 only 1 ne meter pan. What is the cost difference?
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 2 years ago
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Residential or commercial?

What loads are there?

Overhead or underground service?

If overhead is it a cable or mast riser?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Residential. overhead. Just purchase multifamily house,1000 sq ft in each unit. load will be under 150 amp. Electrician said 150 is more expensive than 200 amps.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 2 years ago

A house meter and panel doesn't have to be more than 60Amps. 100A is the minimum for a residential service and is size up from there depending on the load. A house service usually powers common lights, heat and AC if not on tenant services and receptacles for maintenance not in the apartments. What type of riser do you have cable or pipe mast? Where are the disconnects or panels?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Nj. Current has 2 meters outside with 150 amp. Im looking to add 3rd meter. Electrician want to upgrade to 200 amps which will require 3 new meter replcement and internal basement panel to 100 amp, 100 amp, 70 amp. With 150 amp, i would only require one new meter panel.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 2 years ago
Install a separate 100A service adjacent to the existing. No modification necessary on the existing.
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