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Old 09-28-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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garage panel upgrade

Im upgrading my panel in my garage from a fuse to breaker
what things should i no while doing this...i know to de ox my service cable..but what other things should i keep in mind while doing this


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Old 09-28-2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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Is it a 3 wire feed or 4 wire?
Attached garage or detached?
GFCI outlets in the garage?

De-ox - Alum wire ?

What size panel are you putting in?


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Old 09-28-2009, 07:42 PM   #3
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Plus what more we need to know what size conductor you have exsting and type as well.

Per 2008 NEC code you have no choice but you have to run 4 conductor feeder to the garage subpanel you can not use the exsting three conductor if old style without ground if ground it may be ok but very lerry about it all it depending on what size you are increasing.

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Do you plan to get a permit and have the job inspected? If the answer is yes, we will help.

We will need to know what your intentions are before we can help you.

1) Current service size?
2) Main service panel or sub panel?
3) Upgrade or just change from fuses to breakers?
If it worked before you worked on it. You did something wrong.
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