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Old 01-27-2012, 12:26 PM   #31
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Sub panels need to be four wire. But since it's only a two wire system I am lost. Maybe someone with more experience can help and we will both learn. Usually you would run four six gauge wires to a sub panel.

Really sounds better to have your meter pulled and just install the new panel in the place of this one. But if done properly it may work.
What is meant by four-wire for a sub-panel?

Even if there is ground, aren't there just three wires, Neutral, Hot and Ground?

May be this terminology refers to the feeder side. So I get it. Two 6 AWGs for the two hots, one 6 AWG for Ground and one 6 AWG for the neutral, making "4-wire".

There is NEC rule that says if the sub-panel is so close the neutral can be in the panel right next to it? Do I have to connect the neutral to a panel just a foot away?


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All 240v sub panels have two hots a neutral and a ground. But I really don't know what you can legally get away with while doing what you are doing. I am hoping someone does so I can learn too.

Do you have a picture of the panel?
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I read that if two CBs are to be used as the main, with back feeding, they must be secured and should not be possible to be pulled out.

Do all CBs allow the option of securing onto the buss, ie used as the main? Do I have to make sure that they can be specifically?
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Do you have a picture of the panel?
I will try to take a picture of the Bull Dog Pushmatic.

The new sub-panel has not been purchased.
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The new sub panel that you purchase will have to have a main that is secured. Most likely it will have a main but I would install a 50 amp main in the sub panel. Each panel is different. My Murray has a screw that goes in the middle of the breaker and holds it to the panel.

You can buy sub panels without a main and like you said back feed them.

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