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Old 03-08-2007, 12:25 AM   #1
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Would this pass inspection?

Okay, need some more help here. I am concerned with the electrical in this house and the way it is distributed...
How many circuits does the typical 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 1/2 car garage, ranch, no basement house have?

I have a decent size panel and the sucker is pretty much full. I'm looking to split the bathroom circuits into 2 seperate runs to bring that up to code since they are both on the same circuit now, along with the hallway light and outlet.

I looked at the panel tonight and I'm nervous about having an inspector come and look at it for any work.
Anyway here is a picture of the box with the cover off, let me know what you think?

Some other things that I noted was on the label inside the cover:
"GE Cat No. TX2820E Model 2"
"Use with class Nl, G-E Type TR, TRP, TQL or TQAL breakers"
"DO NOT EXCEED: MAX 1-POLE CKTS in sub section...
10 - with 50A sub main disconnect, 5 per
12 - with 60A sub main disconnect, 6 per
14 - with 70A sub main disconnect, 7 per"

When I look at the panel it has a 70A disconnect for the sub section but I count 17 circuits there now, due to use of 1/2 height breakers in a lot of the openings.
Each breaker in the picture with a green sticker on is a double-half-height breaker.
I have one open spot and one that feeds 2 utility outlets that I don't need right now that I can remove. Problem is if I'm reading this right that still won't allow me to add my 2 runs for the seperate baths..... correct?

How should I interpret this message on the label?

Other details on the label:
200A 120-240V A-C 3-wire
No greater than 100A per stab

Thanks for any help...
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:18 PM   #2
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I would say that the panel is overloaded and needs to be replaced.

Typical is up to 9 20 amp circuits and 10 or more 15 amp circuits plus the two pole ones.


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