I need to upgrade the service in my house from 100amp to 200amp. I have already upgraded the breaker box and various other wiring projects in the house. Now I need to install the thicker cable from the breaker box to the mast on the corner of the house. I have all of the materials (I think) and my father-in-law is going to complete the work. Since we are completing the work and I'm not paying a locally licensed contractor I think I have to have the power disconnected from the mast by AEP. AEP is telling me I have to get it inspected by city of Hilliard before they reconnect it. I called the city of Hilliard and they said that was hooey. They never heard of that before. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? I need some suggestions. They are putting the vynel siding on the house right now and the feed is lose from the wall, so I figured now would be a good time to do this. I got a quote of 350 for the labor and they said they could do it "hot." Thanks guys!