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Old 12-13-2004, 12:50 AM   #1
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100A Panel is full...I Need more circuits

So I just bought a house where the stove and dryer had always been gas appliances. We own electric appliances and have no desire to switch to gas.

In addition to this, I am remodeling the kitchen and would like to add at least 7 outlets.

My electrical panel is maxed out. It's only rated at 100A. Obviously, the best thing to do would be to upgrade to a new 200A box, but that's just not in our budget at the current time.

Would adding a second panel to run the 220V appliances and the 7 or more 120V outlets be a possible route for me to take?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated


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Old 06-19-2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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100A Panel is full...I Need more circuits

could use piggyback breakers.....2 breakers in the place of 1...i would only use these on lighting circuits only and look to upgrade when you can


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Old 06-20-2005, 07:26 AM   #3
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100A Panel is full...I Need more circuits

That question can not be answered until a load calculation has been done on your house.
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