Originally Posted by RST
The panel in my house was moved at some point, only instead of putting in a large junction box, they buried the splices in the wall (a half dozen circuits or so I think.) I need to open it up for obvious reasons and to rewire some of the circuits. Do they sell junction boxes big enough for this?
And by "build a nice cover and frame to go over it" are there restrictions on those?
(It might actually be easier for me to move my panel back to the original location. Or, put in a subpanel where the panel originally was. Honestly, I don't know it was moved in the first place.)
First you cannot have a panel in a bathroom, so the sub panel is no.
If you can use the old location will the wires reach it? Buying large enclosures is expensive. Several 4x4 (1900) boxes will work the same. If you get a sheet metal enclosure (cheaper) you will have to punch your own KO's (holes). If you buy one with concentric KO's it will be expensive.
I am not a carpenter much less a finish carpenter. You could just hang a nice picture over the old enclosure if you decide to use it for your junction box (my favorite idea so far). No, as long as you can get into the old box (accessible) it does not matter what you use. It must be able to be removed easily.
You can put this panel anywhere you like that meets the clearance specifications. The original location is fine if it meets the criteria for clearance and location. Will the cables reach the old location?
Lastly and most importantly. Why are you doing all this when you plan to have an electrician do the job?
If you are going to do the job, own up and post some pictures so we can get started.