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Old 04-21-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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Finishing on an added on kitchen and thinking of getting a small water heater to supply it. I want to place it near the kitchen but also want to install a subpanel to supply the water heater and a home theater room.

Questions are:

1. Is it possible to have too many large breakers in a main panel?
I will have

(2) 60 amp DP for AC
(1) 30 amp DP for existing water heater
(1) 50 amp DP for range
(1) 60 amp DP for proposed subpanel

I have this in a 20 space 200 amp murray panel.

2. Will the kitchen water heater mess with the home theater equipment? Since it would all be on the same panel. Not sure what the term would be.

3. Would it violate code to have a water heater and subpanel in close proximity?

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#1-No
#2-No
#3-As long as the requirment for acessing the panel is met, not a problem.

See Scuba Dave's nec thread above for a pic of the space needed for a panel or subpanel.

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Sounds like an awful lot of amperage for 2 A/C units.
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well its 20k heater that takes that juice, but it has a heat pump so it wont be that bad i guess.

its 2 breakers not 2 AC's
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