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Any guidance is appreciated. The listing claimed a 100 amp service however:
- The distribution panel is rated for 72 amps,
- The main breaker which feeds the panel is rated for 100amps. I could not open the main breaker box because it was tied shut.
- The Aluminum service wires entering the distribution panel from the main breaker box appear to me to be AWG 3 or so.
The photo I have attached is blown up to show the true size of the service cables which measure nearly 1/2" wide including the insulation. Yes I noticed the double tap on the service cables.
I reported this as “appears to be 60 amp service” based on the size of the aluminum service wire and the rating on the distribution panel. Here in Canada I believe that 60 amp service for aluminum wire requires AWG 4. If it were a 100amp service the aluminum wire would be required to be AWG 1. Surely this wire is not AWG 1.
What do you think?