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Old 10-07-2014, 07:08 AM   #1
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36CKTS - Surge Supp. Install - Where?

In the continuing saga:
I am now leaning towards a Progressive 50A fixed suppressor instead of a "portable" unit. Would go with the one that has remote readout. Question is has anyone installed a permanent one in the 36CKTS and if so where? I have not really gotten into searching yet but it may be that it would fit somewhere behind the rats nest breaker panel somewhere. I can't even see where the power cable travels to get there but am looking for real life install suggestions. Thanks for any ideas or experiences.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:41 AM   #2
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Where is your distribution panel?

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Old 10-07-2014, 08:00 AM   #3
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Switch panel is to right side of lateral counter above a "broom/coat" closet right in front of entrance door. Breaker panel is immediately below switch panel on floor in same location. These are to right of furnace BTW.
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I'd do your best to get it behind the power distribution panel.
I'd also buy 3 foot of individual 6 awg plus a ground wire for the install.
I helped install 2 in goshen both 50 amp.
They had a fair amount of room in the basement where the cord came up from the bottom.
Both needed about 3 foot of extra cable.

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I have a 34 RLSA and installed it behind the furnace (curb side). 50 AMP plug comes in on that side right above the furnace. I just removed the vent grill in the kitchen and installed it there. I didn't even cut the existing line from the outside plug, just pushed it up behind the cabinets and added additional couple of feet of 6/4 cable from the HW50C to the back of the outside plug. Plenty of ventilation and not too close to the furnace.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:05 AM   #6
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I'd do your best to get it behind the power distribution panel.
I'd also buy 3 foot of individual 6 awg plus a ground wire for the install.
I helped install 2 in goshen both 50 amp.
They had a fair amount of room in the basement where the cord came up from the bottom.
Both needed about 3 foot of extra cable.

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I'm one of the people Turbs helped in Goshen. My distribution panel is to the left of the first step going up the steps. I purchased 3' of wire as Turbs suggested. Installed those wires in the EMS while sitting at a picnic table. I crawled inside the basement, removed the center panel to the left and found where the cable came up through the floor. Turbs removed the the main wires from the distribution panel and I pulled them back into the basement and hooked them to the other side of the EMS. Then the fun began. I crawled deeper into the access area and fished the ends of the 3' wires to him as he reconnected them to the distribution panel.
We put the LED display under the lip of the second step, so that it would be protected from someone accidentally kicking it as they went up the stairs and so that I could sit in my recliner and watch the readout without getting up and checking it. Works great! And, and Turbs was a tremendous help.
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36CKTS - Surge Supp. Install - Where?

I have the 38fl and the distribution panel is just to the right of the steps leading into the front living room. Above the panel is a small coat closet and above that the control panel for things like the water pump, DSI, and various lights.

I bought 3' of #6 cable and installed that on the exit side of the 50 amp PI unit. I then disconnected the supply cable from the distribution panel and fed that into the supply side of the PI unit. It leaves me lots more cable than I need in the basement but this is all hidden behind the wall.

For the display, I pulled the data cable from the PI unit, up through the back of the distribution panel and into the coat closet. I then led it up the closet, tucking it into a corner and then drilled a small hole under the control panel. Fed the data cable through so that it was behind the panel and then drilled another small hole to allow the cable to come out at the front side of the control panel. I then mounted the remote display so that it almost covers the hole I'd drilled but allows the cable to plug into the display. This is all enclosed by the door that conceals the control panel.

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Looks good Hutch. I'll get a picture tomorrow, in the daylight of where I put my LED display. I wanted to be able to see it sitting on my rear, plus I can open the front door and look inside and it's right there.
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I have the generator prep package, so I installed mine in the front compartment next to the generator transfer switch. This was a lot easier than crawling under the bathroom and kitchen are in the storage area.
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Looks good Hutch. I'll get a picture tomorrow, in the daylight of where I put my LED display. I wanted to be able to see it sitting on my rear, plus I can open the front door and look inside and it's right there.
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