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Old 04-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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New main or sub panel?


I have a 27 year old 200A Federal Pacific electric main panel. There does not appear to be anything wrong with it. Except there are no empty spaces left. It has 20 spaces.

What would be the better choice, add a small sub panel, close to the existing main panel or just change out the existing main panel to one with more spaces?

The existing panel is located in the garage and that is where I would like to have some more circuits for my power tools, about 4 20 amp outlets to be added. All outlets in the garage now are run off 1 15 amp GFI.

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i would replace the panel with a 30/40 circuit panel

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I would use a 40 circuit Murray 200 amp panel.Don't even entertain using a G.E. 20/40 panel.
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Thanks for the input! JIm

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