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Old 11-28-2011, 04:18 AM   #1
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Running feed for sub panel heat duct in stud bay?

I would like to add a sub panel closer to the kitchen for 4 new circuits (remodel) that will be added. At this point I'm unsure what gage cable will be used for main feed. In any case it will have to be bent around 2 heat ducts that fill most of the stud bay I don't see any way around it at this time.

Any suggestions? Should I forget the sub panel and just run 4 home runs to main panel? Kind of hit a wall at this point.


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Old 11-28-2011, 06:20 AM   #2
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Running the sub wire as you describe is probably OK, as long as it is at least 1 1/4" from any surface, and/or protected. But if you have the panel space for four new circuits, why not do it that way??? As I recall, it can run around heat ducts, but not in them.


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Need a picture of the route----

If there is not a good reason to have a subpanel in the kitchen--I would suggest four separate lines---

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+1 on the 4 circuits unless you are short of space in the main panel or it is an unusually long run.

Even if you need the sub I would try to locate it in a non-living area.
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