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Old 08-27-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Dimensions/Options for 200 Amp Panel?

I am upgrading my service from 100 amps to 200 amps. Problem I am running into is that I have a water drain pipe from my sink running below my current panel (its about 4 inches out in front of panel and well below). The clearance I have from the top of my current panel to the pipe is currently ~31-32 inches. It seems like 200 amp panels are commonly 37 inches in height, which would require some significant plumbing work on my end.

Question for the group: Are there 200 amp panels that would fit this length of < 31"? If so, what manufacturer and where can I get one?

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Old 08-27-2009, 10:32 PM   #2
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A 30 space Square D type QO 200 Amp panel is 30 inches tall. The 40 space panel is 34 inches tall. Both are 14Ĺ inches wide, and should fit in between two standard spaced studs.

You can get a 30 space, 40 circuit panel: QO13040M200 which uses the 30 inch enclosure.

The cheaper Homeline panels are taller, with the 30 space panel using the same 34" enclosure as the QO 40 space panel. The 40 space Homeline panel is a whopping 40 inches tall.

I'd go with the QO panels, if space is a premium.



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Old 08-28-2009, 05:12 AM   #3
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Any reason why the new panel can't be moved up a few inches to accommodate the pipe?

If you can, it will be ok as long as the new breakers or main breaker isn't more than 6' or 6'7"(can't remember which) off the floor.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:52 AM   #4
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The correct dimension is 6' 7" to the center of the highest handle.
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First off, thanks for the replies. my panel is pretty much as high as it can go, looks like I am going to have to get the pipe moved down about 6 inches or so.
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