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Old 09-09-2019, 10:51 AM   #1
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New guy here, with a quick question about installing an Intel box to my outside panel. Limited electrical experience and knowledge, and hoping that I can rely on the knowledge and experience that some of you folks have. Generally I'm able to use the power of Google to find an answer to my questions when it comes to DIY, but have been unable to find an answer to this question.
I live in a brick home and drilling into the masonry is proving to be a pain, as I don't really have what is necessary to drill into it properly. Is it possible to mount the Intel box directly to the panel box, or would this be a code violation or cause grounding issues?
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:52 PM   #2
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Mounting the inlet box to the outside panel is fine, but what are your plans for a transfer switch? Normally the inlet is attached on an outside wall and cable is run to a transfer switch, where a group of wires are sent to the panel and distributed to the respective breakers. So a little more information would help.
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:33 AM   #3
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:29 AM   #4
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@mrg uy, nice to meet you!

Also, where are you? City/county and state/province useful to know especially for things that are likely to be outdoors or not as climate indicates. Miami is one place, Manitoba is another, and we have rabid contributors from both.
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Are you sure "Manitoba" is considered a place ?


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