Installing circuit breaker for new run

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Old 11-21-07, 06:07 AM
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Installing circuit breaker for new run

I'm attempting to install a 15A circuit breaker for the first time - just want to make sure I got the steps before giving it a try. I have two main panels, each panel has 100A coming into it.

- I'm going to turn off the 100A breaker in the box I want to add to.
- Remove panel cover
- Punch hole in panel and run wire through and clamp it to panel
- Connect new wire to neutral bus and ground bus
- Connect hot wire to 15A breaker
- Put breaker in panel
- Turn on main breaker
- Turn on new breaker and test new circuit
- turn off main breaker
- put panel cover back on
 
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Old 11-21-07, 06:26 AM
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You do have a permit for this, right?
 
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Old 11-21-07, 06:27 AM
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That sound correct.
Be aware turnign off the main breaekr in the panel does not kill ALL the power in the panel. The power cables coming into the main breaker are still live. If the breaker to kill the panel is not in the panel then this warning does not apply.
 
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Old 11-21-07, 08:52 AM
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That's pretty much how it's done. But don't forget to label the circuit if you're adding one.

All the moderators here are professionals, hence the question about a permit. You don't say if you're adding a new circuit or just replacing a breaker. If it's a new circuit, I hope you got a permit. There's a lot more to properly adding a circuit than just what you asked about, and you did say this is your first time. If you're just replacing a breaker, I'm not sure you'd need a permit.
 
 

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