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Examples of jobs by Able Group Inc. on Electric Service Upgrades

Apartments, Business Complex, Industrial Facility, Retail Store, Restaurant, Every Upgrade.
100 Amp to 2000 amp, three phase, two phase, single phase, Delta, Wye, 208V., 480V. 4160V.  120V./240V.
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Service Upgrade Package includes - Removal of all existing electrical service equipment, cables, fuse boxes, meter socket, etc. Furnish & Install a NEW Exterior Cable Drop (overhead type service), Meter Socket, Entrance cable, Circuit Breaker Panel, Circuit Breakers for all circuits and labeled accurately, Code Required Grounding, Final Connections, Inter-System Bonding Strap, Clean-up and as always ALL TRASH TAKEN AWAY.

    A new Circuit Breaker Panel should look similar to this.
With an accurate panel schedule for labeled circuit breakers and spaces remaining for added circuits in the future.

Contact us about an "Over-Crowded" Electrical Panel.

The information shown below is meant to give the property owner an idea of the costs involved.
Electric Service Upgrade -  Add-On Price Menu
100 Amp Basic Service  $900.00 200 Amp Basic Service  $1,400.00 200 Amp 3 Phase Service  $1,750.00
Item Description Cost
1. Spike / Surge Suppressors for the entire house - $ 100.00
2. G.F.I. Circuit Breakers (if required) single pole - $  60.00
3. Permit and Inspection Fees approx. - $ 175.00
4. Each 240 volt circuit breaker needed - $  40.00 EA.
5. 100 amp Service Upgrades that require more than 10 circuit breakers - each circuit $  15.00 EA.
6. 200 amp Service Upgrades that require more than 16 circuit breakers - each circuit $  15.00 EA.
7. Roof Penetration (if needed) $  30.00
8. Stone or masonry wall penetration over 10 inches thick - $  40.00
9. 100 amp cable drop & entrance cable over 30 ft. combined- $   8.00 per ft
10. 200 amp cable drop & entrance cable over 30 ft. combined- $  15.00 per ft

The prices above must be confirmed by telephone, E-mail or job site appearance.
The Standard Electrical Service Upgrade normally includes: 
Removal of all existing service service equipment.  New plywood back board. 
Top of the Line Square "D" 200 amp Homeline 30 circuit  40 space or Siemens 40 circuit 20 space main breaker panel.
Grounding of water system.
200 amp Meter Board.
Ground rod driven into the earth. 
# 4 Bare copper/ grounding conductor to water pipe
Outside kick from meter socket to adjacent panel
Lightning Protection and Surge Protection w/ $10,000 warranty against damage.
GFCI  Protected receptacle.
Breakers included as necessary.
220v 50-amp breaker for range circuit.
220v 30-amp breaker for dryer circuit. and Hot water heater.
220v 30-amp breaker for A/C.
Single pole 20-amp breakers for kitchen, dinning, washer and bathrooms.
Single pole 15-amp breakers for lighting and receptacles.
All items to be installed to the national electrical code or local town codes.
Specialty circuit breakers can be provided at an extra cost above this service package.

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Amp -  Abbreviation for ampere, the measure of the rate of flow of electric current.
Arc-fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI)  -  A breaker that shuts off current in a circuit instantly when an arc fault is detected. Code-required for bedroom circuits began in 2002.
Armored Cable -  This cable contains two insulated conductors and a thin aluminum or copper bonding strip inside a metal sheath. The metal sheath is the ground, not the bonding strip. Also called Armor-clad, AC, or BX.
Ballast -  The device (or transformer) that provides the current needed for fluorescent and HID lights.
Bolt-on Breaker  -  A heavy duty type of circuit breaker for commercial / industrial use.
Bonding -  The connecting of electrical items to a single earth ground.  All items having the exact same path and potential to ground.
Box -  Device for mounting electrical fixtures and their wiring in walls and ceilings. Common varieties include new work, old cork, single gang, two-gang, fan, and junction.
Branch Circuit -  One of many power supply wires starting at the circuit breaker panel or fuse box, (serving a single device or several).
Bug -  A special electrical connector for splicing the conductors of heavy cables.
Bus-bar(s)  -  The "live" part(s) inside the circuit breaker panel in which circuit breakers connect to for power.
Bushing(s)  -  A threaded protector screwed to the end of a nipple or connector.
BX  -  A brand name of armored cable.
Cable -  Typically, a group of individual conductors bundled together.  Also a name for electrical conductors bigger in size than wire.
Circuit -  The full circle path of electrical current.
Circuit Breaker   -  An over-current protection device. The operating device used to open or close (off / on) a power supply circuit.
Conductor -  The current carrying wire, cable or bus-bar.  May also refer to anything that carries current, intended or not.
Current -  The rate of flow of electricity.
Daisy Chain   -  When conductors run from one device to the next. Saves wire, but if one device fails, all downstream devices are affected.
Device -  Electrical items (such as switches, receptacles, timers, thermostats, dimmers, etc.) made for outlet boxes
Feeder -  The conductors (or cable) from a main service panel supplying power to a sub-panel.
Fish Tape   -  A coiled spring-steel line used for pulling, or fishing, cable and wire through enclosed spaces.
Fitting -  Accessories such as bushings and clamps that serve a mechanical rather than an electrical function.
Four-way Switch   -  A set of three switches wired to control the same fixture or group of fixtures.
Fuse -  An over-current protection device that contains a thin strip of metal that will melt and open the circuit in case of circuit overload. Must be replaced after a circuit overload.
Gauge  -  The measure of the size of a wire. The smaller the number, the thicker the wire and the higher its current-carrying capacity.
Goof Plate   -  An oversize cover plate designed to hide a rough patching job around a box. Note that drywall and plaster must be repaired to within 1/8" of any box; larger gaps may not simply be hidden behind a goof plate.
Ground -  The connection of a wire, cable, connector or hardware that will safely conduct current to the earth.
Ground Fault   -  The leaking of current to the grounding conductor.
Ground-fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)  -  A device designed to interrupt the flow of power when a minuscule imbalance is detected between the flow and return of current.
Halogen Lighting  -  A type of incandescent lighting -  lamp, bulb and lighting fixture (also known as "Quartz").
HID Lighting  -  High Intensity Discharge.  A type of lighting fixture - High Pressure Sodium (HPS) or Medal Halide (MH).
High Bay Lighting  -  A type of lighting fixture used for very high ceilings - High Pressure Sodium (HPS) or Medal Halide (MH).
Home Run -  A wiring term for communications and structured wiring, when conductors are run from each device back to the source.
Hot -  Current is present. A hot lead is the one carrying current along a circuit. It usually has black or red insulation. A hot circuit is one in which the breaker is closed and current is present.
Housing -  The unseen portion of a lighting fixture, vent fan, speaker, etc. that is installed before drywall.  A specifically designed outlet box mounted in the "open-stud" stage of a renovation project.
Insulation -  A material that is a poor conductor of current and therefore used to shield wires, cables, and connectors.
Jack Chain  -  Chain used to as a secondary support for lighting fixtures.
Junction Box   -  A box containing splices in cables. Has a removable cover that must be accessible (cannot be buried in ceilings and walls). Also called a J-box.
Knob and Tube  -  The oldest system of wiring in which individual, loom-covered hot and neutral conductors were run using porcelain knobs to support the wires along framing members and porcelain tubes to protect wires passing through framing members.
Knockout (K.O.)   -  A partially prepunched opening in a box that is removed to allow the entry of cable. A knockout that is mistakenly opened or is open because a cable is removed must be filled with a knockout seal.
LAN Wiring   -  Local Area Network.  The modern term for intercom, cable TV, telephone, security systems, etc.  LV wiring (or Multi-Media).
"Live"   -  Hot, power is present.
Lock-Nuts  -  Used to terminate conduits or connectors to a box or cabinet.  A threaded ring with teeth for proper bonding.
Lug -  Used to terminate a wire.  A special electrical connector for connecting the conductors of heavy cables.
Madison Bars   -  A common name for the hardware used to support an electrical outlet box.
Mineracs-  A common name for hardware with bolt-through ends used to support electrical cables, wires, etc.
Multi-Media   -  The modern term for intercom, cable TV, telephone, security systems, etc.  LV wiring (or non-electrical power wiring).
NEC -   National Electrical Code.
Neutral -  Commonly, the return conductor in a circuit. It usually has white insulation. More properly called the grounded conductor because it returns current to ground at the service panel. Note that this is different from the green-sheathed or bare copper grounding conductor that does not carry current except in case of equipment fault.
Neutral Bar  -  The bar with many set screws inside an electrical panel box where neutral wires are connected to the main incoming neutral conductor.
New-Work   -  A term used for working electrical items to a new wall or ceiling.
Nipple -  A threaded pipe for containing a group of wires, used to couple electrical boxes, panels, etc.
Ohm -  The measure of electrical resistance.
Old-Work   -  A term used for working electrical items to an existing wall or ceiling (without demolition).
Open Circuit   -  A circuit in which the flow of current is interrupted due to an open breaker or fuse. May be intentional or unintentional (as caused by a short).
Outlet -  The opening in a wall or ceiling with an electrical box, made ready for the installation of electrical devices such as receptacles, switches, light fixtures, speakers, etc.
Overload  -  To run equipment or wire in excess of its normal full-load rating.
Pigtail  -  A short length of wire attached to an existing wire or wires.
Polarized -  A system in which the slots/blades for the hot leads are narrower than those for the neutral leads.
PVC -  A special plastic piping system.
Raceway  -  The custom built channel (plastic or metal) used to run wires or cables from one point to another.
Recessed Fixtures   -  Lighting fixtures recessed or built-in to the ceiling (also known as "High Hats").
Romex -  Wire type - Plastic covering over a group of wires.  A brand of nonmetallic-sheathed cable.
Rough Wiring  -  Wiring installations before drywall.  Any wiring installed in the "open-stud" stage of a renovation project.
Service Entrance   -  The point where the electrical service enters the property, becoming your responsibility instead of the electric company ' s.
Service Panel   -  Usually installed near the service entrance, this panel contains the main switch or circuit breakers used to distribute power through out the property.  The main power source and main grounding source.
Short Circuit   -  An accidental connection between two conductors or between a conductor and ground or some other unintended surface.
Single-pole Switch   -  A standard light switch with off and on positions for controlling flow of current to one or more devices.
Split Receptacle   -  A receptacle in which each of the two outlets is wired on a different circuit or in which one outlet is always live and the other is switched. Also called split-wired.
Stacons  -  A common name for wiring termination connectors.
Straps  -  A common name for hardware used to support electrical cables, wires, etc.
Strut-Straps   -  A common name for heavy duty hardware used to support electrical conduits, (Uni-Strut System).
Surge-Spike   -  Common names for the variations of electrical power.  Un-predictable current.
Three-way Switch   -  A pair of switches wired to control the same fixture or group of fixtures.
Twist-Lock   -  Devices or cord connectors that lock and connect together by a quick twist.
UL  -  Underwriters '   Laboratories is a nonprofit organization that tests electrical devices to assure their compliance with the NEC.
Uni-Strut   -  The name for heavy duty 10ft. lengths of a special support system.  Hardware used to support electrical conduits, panels, etc.
Volt -  or Voltage.  The measure of electrical pressure.  Normal property voltages - 120V., 277V., 208V, 240V., 480V.
Wall Case  -  Another term for an outlet box.
Watt -  The basic measure of electricity. Amps x volts = watts.
Wire Nut  -  Plastic covered wiring connector with a metallic pressure coil inside.  A brand of twist-on wire connector.
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