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Old 09-18-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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In my new house the off peak panel will have electric baseboard branch circuits and a water heater.
I know that each branch circuit will be restricted to 80% of the rated load. What about the main? I currently have 11500 watts of baseboard and the 4500 watt water heater for a total of 16000 watts or 67 amps. I will need a couple more baseboard units. Not that I need to go this far, but could I add additional baseboard units up to about 90 amps or is the off peak main, (100 amps) limited to 80% too?

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You can load them up to 80% due majtory of the off peak load is heating load { electric baseboard heat } and per NEC code the electric baseboard and electric water heater is consering a continuous load { A/C unit is not usaelly a contiounus load }

If you have room in off peak panel to add couple baseboard heater circuits then you can do that without issue.

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I'm going to tag one more thing on this thread. The code says panel boards cannot be in clothes closets. What constitutes a clothes closet? I will be installing my two panel board in a closet that has a trap door for access to the crawl space and will also be used for other storage and I was expecting to use it for jackets and other outer wear. Here is a picture. The main and off peak panels are on an outside wall behind the 36" door.
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I think you should be ok due it is behind the door but just wait until other guys to make sure they can confirmed this part is legit or not.

I am pretty sure but hang on.

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