Bringing power in and locating panel


Old 05-19-15, 08:19 PM
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Bringing power in and locating panel

I am trying to plan the perfect location for my sub-panel for when the time comes to bring power into my house. I was planning on having power come in the same location as my water line in the basement. However, I am assuming I am not permitted by code to have a sub-panel in the bathroom area. My basement bathroom is also going to work as a utility room, ideally. With this rough outline, is there any reason I could not locate the panel outside the bathroom, on the corner next to the stairs? (not under the stairs, the bath/utility wall sticks out past the stairs)

My only problem with this is there is no wall that would be above this panel on the main floor to easily run wires to the attic.


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Old 05-20-15, 08:09 AM
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Would that be under the stair landing?
Old 05-20-15, 01:30 PM
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You said "bring power into the house" and also stated this was a subpanel? Will this panel be the service entrance to the house -- the first panel after the meter? Or do you have a main panel located elsewhere in the house and this proposed panel is just to power the basement area?

If this is a new service, then your power company will tell you what the acceptable location is for the meter on the exterior of the house. That location will add some constraints as to where the panels can/must be on the inside and outside of the house.
Old 05-21-15, 07:31 AM
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Is this a cabin/cottage? If so, where is the meter located?

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