09:34PM | 02/07/07
Member Since: 02/07/07
2 lifetime posts
I need to run service to a trailer house that is about 175 feet roughly from the meter. It has a 100amp box. What size wire do i need to run that far?


04:18AM | 02/08/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Because of the length of the run you are goin got need to upsize more than normal.

#2 CU or

1/0 AL


04:42AM | 02/08/07
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
and because it is a trailer, you will need 4 wires (H, H, N, G). There are direct burial quadriplex cables available for use as a mobile home feeder. Ground rods will be required at the trailer.


02:18PM | 02/08/07
Member Since: 02/07/07
2 lifetime posts
Thanks kindly for the advice. I live in a very rural area and there are no code inspections done here. Basically the power company makes sure your meter is set up correctly and everything past that is up to you.

Another thing I was wondering, can I safely tie in my lightning rod ground to my power ground at the rod? Or should I run seperate rods?


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Add character and charm by painting your window trim and architectural details in a contrasting accent color. And don't fo... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon