Main Service Panel Full - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2007, 10:50 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 127
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Main Service Panel Full


hello,

a friend of mine wants to install an electric clothes dryer, but his main service panel is full. how can he install a sub-panel from the main panel so he can install the dryer? the dryer is 240v, so i assume he will need at least a 30a breaker, and 10-2 romex, with proper plug and outlet.

bob

Advertisement

bobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007, 11:00 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Main Service Panel Full


is it full meaning that there are no more breaker spaces or you are exceeding the amperage rating. if it just doesnt have enough breaker spaces you can get whats called a peanut breaker. they are just smaller breakers that allow you to put more circuits in your panel. when hooking up 240v to peanut breakers you need to make sure you phase it right though. the guy at the hardware store should be able to tell you how to do this. it would be hard to explain the phasing with out showing it to you.

Advertisement

gooch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 06:50 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 127
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Main Service Panel Full


gooch,

i beleive there is no more physical room in the panel. i will find out, and also ask about phasing. thanks!
bobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 06:53 AM   #4
Licensed Electrical Cont.
 
Speedy Petey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NY State
Posts: 6,904
Rewards Points: 2,162
Default

Main Service Panel Full


Wow, in 25 years I have heard "twin", "tandem", even "skinny"....but never have I heard them called "peanut" breakers. Where did this originate?

Bear in mind, twin breakers CANNOT be used for 240v loads unless they are the double, handle tied, "quad" style.
__________________
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC.
Speedy Petey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 08:09 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 12
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Main Service Panel Full


trust me peanuts is a name for a slim line breaker....that i ain't ever heard
Tony Cunningham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 08:13 PM   #6
Licensed electrician
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,047
Rewards Points: 2,892
Default

Main Service Panel Full


The correct wire wire be 10-3 + ground, NOT 10-2 + ground.

You would also need to install a 30 amp 4 prong receptacle.

Advertisement

Jim Port is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This doesnt seem right. JoulesWinfield Electrical 27 07-26-2009 08:40 PM
200 amp panel with a 100 amp service? alexz Electrical 10 07-29-2007 11:00 PM
Main panel design question amakarevic Electrical 13 06-04-2007 05:35 AM
Arced main lug in service panel burgeke Electrical 4 11-02-2006 12:28 PM
Basement receptacle under service panel mekanic Electrical 2 05-12-2006 06:41 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts