Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Peoria, IL...more or less
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In the city of Peoria directly, it must be inspected by the city code enforcement (supposed to be, that is). Outside the city, for the most part, you can do it yourself (you can in Peoria too, w/inspection). Cilco is pretty good about things as long as it meets their requirements. I'm guessing you are on Cilco, anyway.
You are responsible for everything from the weatherhead on down (assuming your line is above ground). You can use a PVC weatherhead & conduit. You must supply the meter socket as well. As mentioned above, go for the 200A service. 100A & even 125A are too small nowadays.
Square D makes a 200A "QO" series panel that runs around $150-200, & sometimes includes ten 20A breakers as a promo. Their Homeline series isn't as good, but is somewhat cheaper.
I just installed this same setup in 9/05 & total costs were around $550, including the breakers, triplex, conduit, socket, weatherhead, ground wire & rod, & misc. Cilco didn't even blink about connecting me, but then again I've done this on several houses & they know I haven't blown anything up yet. :lol: I will say though that the cost of wire has skyrocketed since then so 2/0 or 3/0 is likely higher.
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