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08-30-20, 08:57 AM
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2-2-2-4 SER, or copper, for attached garage subpanel?

I'm dragging my feet on this project but just need to get it done, and at this point it comes down to whether I should use SER or go the extra hassle and cost of copper...

I will be running a...
07-29-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By primary

Square D QO panel or CH?

Is there any reason I should consider using a Square D QO panel instead of a CH panel? My main is CH, so I was going to go with a CH subpanel. But I could alternatively go with a Square D QO panel if...
07-29-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By primary

6-3 Romex or #2 SER for 25' subpanel feeder?

I was planning on using 6-3 Romex for the 25' interior feeder run from my basement main panel to the attached garage, where my subpanel will go. But when I called local electrical supply houses to...
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By primary

Does it matter that it's in a wall that's shared...

Does it matter that it's in a wall that's shared with the house (garage on one side, bathroom and laundry room on other)? I keep reading about the wall being a 'fire wall' or firewall and thus cannot...
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By primary

Flush-mounting outlets and electrical panel in attached garage wall?

May I flush-mount an electrical subpanel and outlets in the drywalled wall of my attached garage? The back wall and half of one side wall are the walls that are shared with the house, which is where...
07-15-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By primary

Wow, that is a lot of subpanels! How large is the...

Wow, that is a lot of subpanels! How large is the house?
07-14-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By primary

While it is unlikely I will go this far, I would...

While it is unlikely I will go this far, I would at least like to explore it...

We are on NEC 2017 here, which I believe requires that AFCI breakers be installed for all receptacle branch circuits...
07-14-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By primary

Is a main panel upgrade something I can do...

Is a main panel upgrade something I can do myself, and if so, would it be panel only, or service entrance wiring too? See, if the main panel had more than two open spaces, I could just run two 110V...
07-14-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By primary

From the angle the photo was taken, the bottom...

From the angle the photo was taken, the bottom two are not visible. My bad! The hot bus bars down the middle do extend down one additional slot, and the cover additionally has space for these two...
07-14-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By primary

Makes sense! I do not disagree. Would you place...

Makes sense! I do not disagree. Would you place the subpanel adjacent to the main panel, then? Why not in the garage? The other thing is I could simply have the main upgraded right now (only two open...
07-14-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By primary

The hot water heater and furnace are both natural...

The hot water heater and furnace are both natural gas. It's just the presence of an electric range and an electric dryer, both of which are often gas appliances, that I was concerned about.
07-13-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By primary

Subpanel in garage or basement utility room? Relocate service entrance?

We're on NEC2017 here. I need to primarily install additional outlets into my garage, and so, considering potential future electrical needs that may arise with the house, I need help thinking through...
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