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DangerMouse 02-23-2009 04:30 PM

to move or not to move...the panel
 
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when i get around to the rear of this project, i'll be faced with what to do with the panel. i'm thinking i want a new, larger one for extra breakers because of the need to do it to code and having enough dedicateds to go around. right now it's in that drywalled square and the door is along the edge of an open 'closet'. ideally, i'd like to move it to the exterior wall, or is this a nono for some reason? i don't think it can be in a closed closet as this area will be when finished. maybe just turn it around and put it on the outside of the closet wall? also, since this will no longer be a 'mobile home' when i'm done, do i need to redo the wiring from the pole in copper instead of aluminum? (that was a real pain last time)

thanks!

DM

jamiedolan 02-23-2009 08:17 PM

Why would you have to switch from AL to copper? I like copper and all, but whats your reasoning on the switch?
Jamie

DangerMouse 02-23-2009 08:38 PM

i thought it was for mobiles only. so long as it's ok, i'll leave it.

DM

Termite 02-23-2009 09:52 PM

Something to keep in mind is that the panel cannot be located in a clothes closet. In a pantry closet or mop closet is fine, provided the 30x36" clearance is provided.

jamiedolan 02-23-2009 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 235630)
i thought it was for mobiles only. so long as it's ok, i'll leave it.

DM

Very few people have copper for there SE or the drop from the mast head. I might do it, but I'm a little nuts.:thumbsup:

Jamie

Termite 02-24-2009 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by jamiedolan (Post 235692)
Very few people have copper for there SE or the drop from the mast head. I might do it, but I'm a little nuts.:thumbsup:

That makes two of us. :wink:

DangerMouse 02-24-2009 05:31 AM

se? masthead? this ain't a ship! what about putting it on the exterior wall?

DM

jamiedolan 02-24-2009 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 235779)
se? masthead? this ain't a ship! what about putting it on the exterior wall?

DM

Can you post photos of the current service drop, how it is attached to the structure, the panel, and the surrounding area?
Jamie


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