Subpanel/feeder cable Question


Old 02-23-05, 07:02 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Subpanel/feeder cable Question

I apologize in advance if these are "stupid" questions, I have a basic knowledge of wiring, but I am not familiar with all the "details" of the NEC.

A friend gave me a brand new 60A 6-pos Square-D panel and some wire he didn't need. I would like to put the panel in my basement so it can be finished off. My questions are:

The panel is really an outdoor rated panel that has a door that opens upward. Is there anything in the code that says this panel can't be used indoors?

The wire he gave me is something he called "range wire" or "stove wire" or something like that. It is labeled as NM-B 6/3 with Ground. It is copper and the ground wire isn't a #6, but smaller, like around a #10 or so. Can I use this wire to feed this panel?

Sponsored Links
Old 02-23-05, 07:35 AM
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: United States
Posts: 18,497
Yes, you can use this panel indoors.

Something labeled NM-B is not range or stove wire.

Yes, you can use 6/3 NM-B to feed the subpanel. Use a double-pole 60-amp (or less) breaker in the main panel. Keep the neutrals and grounding wires isolated in the subpanel.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes