Electrical Wiring in the Home/SE Cable

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Hello. I'm going to install a 100 amp main breaker to a 100 amp panel at the meter. The reason being is the panel is on the other side of the house and I need to run the service entrance conductors though the house. Since I'm installing a main disconnect (100 amp breaker) at the meter, is the panel now considered a subpanel? Also when entering the side of the house with the SE cable to go to the other side of the house, what is a good way of doing that?

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If I understand you correctly this will be a subpanel and subject to the rules of bonding and unbonding with the ground and neutral.

Typically, a "LB" fitting is used to make a sharp 90 degree turn from the vertical run to the horizontal run in the attic.

Use a large LB fitting because SE at 100 amp is large.

Your other option is to use a large junction box.

But either way, you pull the wire through and do not make a splice.

If you google "LB fitting" there are some pretty good images of what it looks like and how it is mounted.
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