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I am looking for a single phase 125amp 8 circuit nema 3R…

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I am looking for a single phase 125amp 8 circuit nema 3R panel with an integral main breaker. Any brand will do. Do you know any part numbers for one?

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Needs to be suitable as service equipment.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

Home Depot has a GE 125A 3R 12 space Main Breaker Panel.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Do you have a number? I already checked on that one. Only one in stock. Another one they sold was sent to a customer used & broken. I checked with GE and they supposedly make an MLO that's convertible, but when you open the box it had no cover cut out in the cover, even though the the picture showed one. Checked 2 boxes. Same deal. Looking for other manufacturers for an alternative.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

The Home Depot online didn't show a number. Unusual

Is there a reason for not upgrading to 150 or 200Amp?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Kind of overkill. There's probably only 10 or 20 amps of load on the pre-existing one. I may end up having to do that if I get desperate enough.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

The 125A requirement limits what is available. Never put one in, in 48 yrs. 100, 150 & 200A generally used.

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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

Check on Amazon. Square D 125A 3R found.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thanks Mike. I'll check there. Most manufacturers are going to 125 amps as the minimum size now in the last 3 or 4 years. Most equipment is easier to get 125 amp instead of the 100amp min. which the code still requires. I still need to go back and find out the reason. I think the 150amp is going to fade away and it will just be 125 amp or the 200 amp.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thanks for your help.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

Anytime, you're welcome. Good Luck.

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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

If you only have maximum of 6 circuits you can install a 125A main lug panel in compliance with code.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have 7, thanks.(:
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

put 2 circuits on a 2 pole breaker to reduce the handles to 6.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thanks Mike. Really appreciate your help. I just ordered the GE's you recommended at Home Depot online. I don't know what I'll get, but hopefully it will work out. Have a good weekend! Gary Piper, Blue Star Electric.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

Anytime, you're welcome.

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