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k2000lbs 11-18-2011 01:35 PM

Moving service panel away from main service line entry
 
Hello everyone,

I am planning on some home remodeling and in an ideal world, I would like to move my service panel from one side of the house to the other. The reason being is that I would like to move the panel from a main hallway to a utility area (read, out of the way) and also would like to open the wall where panel currently resides. I am thinking my options are:

1. Move the service panel and the location of the entry point for the service line both to the other side of the house
2. Move just the panel and keep the service line in the same place
3. Keep everything as is and work with what I have now.

Both 1 and 3 are less ideal, especially #1. What I am hoping to determine about #2 is, are there limits on how far away from the service line entry point the service panel can be placed? For my house, it would be about a 40 foot move.

Thanks for the advice and feedback.

Techy 11-18-2011 03:59 PM

if you have a disconnect outside, there is no limit on how far inside you run the feed to your panel.


if you do not have an outside disconnect your main panel must be as close as possible to your meter

joed 11-18-2011 05:48 PM

Actually not as close as possible to the meter. Only as close as possible to the point the cables enter the house. While not a good idea, you could run the cable all the way around the house on the outside before it enters the house.

k2000lbs 11-28-2011 09:39 AM

Thanks all, appreciate the feedback.


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