Hi, I have sort of a general question about design on a house I have gutted and plan to live in. The home is quite small, around 900 sq. ft. It's down to new construction rough in stage. I have finished making changes to framing, and re plumbed all the waste and supply lines, etc. and am ready to proceed with the electrical. I have quite a bit of background in this kind of stuff, and worked on quite a bit of electrical in the past and dont really have any code questions.... I work on A/C systems for a living, but I have never designed an electrical system from the ground up. I wanted to throw this out there and see if anyone has any suggestions or comments. Here is my plan:
The meter was pulled after a fire a few years ago, but the stand alone base is in good condition, mounted to the exterior brick. I plan on installing an outdoor 200 amp panel below the base.... this will be used for a package unit A/C, pool, outdoor lighting... stuff like that. In the 200 amp service, I'm thinking I want to install a 100 amp breaker, and feed a 100 amp panel inside the house. On the 100 amp panel will be a 40 gal. water heater, fridge, electric range, dishwasher, over the range microwave, a stacked washer/dryer, and approx 6 small circuits for general outlets and lighting.
Does this sound like a good setup? It's not really a cost problem, I just can't really see putting a giant 200 amp panel inside if its overkill. This will be inspected also, and I would like to get it right the first time. I saw recently at lowes some 125 amp panels. Also, Is that how feeding another panel is usually done? (installing a properly sized double pole breaker and simply feeding it to the lugs of the target panel.)
Sorry if that was long winded, I'm fine on the install, but am moving out of my comfort zone on the design. Any comments or suggestions, tips?
Thanks - Phill