Elect Panel Expansion


Old 02-01-02, 08:58 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Elect Panel Expansion

AM currently building a seperate workshop... rather then wiring directly to the existing panel which is 100 amp main, I was wondering is their a way that i could tap into the two buss bars and run the wires to the panel in the new building.....not adding a circuit breaker between them...... Any ideas would be helpful...
Sponsored Links
Old 02-01-02, 11:29 AM
HandyRon's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 1,365
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
There are way to do this the way that you want, but it would be better to add a 2 pole circuit breaker in the main panel to serve the sub panel. If there is no breaker space, and there is sufficient capacity in your 100 service, temp remove two single or 1 double breaker and put a main for the sub. Relocate the temp removed breaker(s) to the sub. This way the subpanel and its wiring are protected a their ampacity.
Old 02-01-02, 11:35 AM
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Dry Side of Washington State
Posts: 738
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Feedsack - Is the new shop a separate building (detached from the exsisting shop)?

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
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: