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  1. Electrical
    I have a subpanel in the garage and I'd like to put a washer and dryer nearby. The plumber was concerned that the location of the water valves would be too close to the subpanel. Could someone provide the code requirements for the minimum distance between a water source and a subpanel?
  2. Electrical
    I have a 50Amp 240V circuit in my shop. It has several outlets on it (Nema 14-50). I'd like to place a subpanel at the end of this circuit to be able to provide several 30Amp 240V circuits and a couple of 120V ones as well.. I'll have an electrician do the work but am trying to understand...
  3. Electrical
    While having some remodeling done, the walls were open so I ran 10-2/g from the electrical panel to where my pool pump is. The current pump, although wired @120v, it is capable of being wired @220v. I have a new 2 hp motor that is why I ran the new wire. My questions are, should I run a 220V...
  4. Electrical
    I'm installing a 100 Amp Sub Panel about 3 feet away from my 200 Amp Main Panel. The SubPanel is a Cutler Hammer BR2020B100V and it comes with a pre-installed 100A breaker screwed in (Please see attached photo). 1) I plan to remove the green ground screw/hook in order to separate the left...
  5. Electrical
    While adding a sub-panel I found I have no remaining space on the neutral bar for a 3/0 neutral connector. Is it acceptable to "split bolt connect" my 3/0 sub-panel neutral directly to the SE neutral in the main panel? (to the yellow highlighted spot in picture) -Main Service Feed is 2/0 SE...
  6. Electrical
    Hey all, I'm adding a 60A sub panel directly next to a main panel and will be connecting the two with a 3 inch rigid nipple. The panels are exterior but recessed between studs. My question is, I have some 6/3 romex on hand and I only need about 4 feet of 6awg wire to power the subpanel. Can I...
  7. Electrical
    Hello everyone and thanks In advance for your help. I have a 3-car garage which is becoming more of my shop. I have several large woodworking machines; the biggest motor I have is 3 HP and I have two of those. The main service panel is on the outside of the garage wall. It is a 200 amp panel...
  8. Electrical
    I'm about to install a 100 amp subpanel directly next to a main panel to be used as a generator panel during power outages. I'll connect the two with probably a foot of 2" conduit and run the 100A feeders along with the dedicated circuits through that into the sub. I plan to splice extensions...
  9. Electrical
    Hello, The previous owners of my house had power ran into the backyard. I believe it was for an above ground pool pump and some lights, which are now gone. They ran 6 12-awg wires (1 blue, 1 red, 2 green, 2 white) underground through conduit. I want to use this existing run to power the...
  10. Electrical
    Hello. Info: Im in New York state. Main panel is 100 amps with no 240 circuits currently. Circuit panel is in the front of the house. Everything I would like to hook up is 240 volts and in the back of the house. Need to hook up Hot water tank – 20 amps Electric cook top - 30 amps Electric oven...
  11. Electrical
    Can anybody tell me if there are any restrictions/requirements or best practices for running the supply wire from a main service panel to an adjacent sub-panel? Here are my options: Option #1 and #2 - Sub-panel main lugs at top of panel. Service wire can enter from side of sub panel or...
  12. Electrical
    How should conduit (PVC in this particular case) terminate at or above a drywalled ceiling? Specific case is a surface-mounted subpanel in an attached garage. Would it just be a hole in the ceiling drywall, through which the conduit passes and then simply ends with the wire coming out?
  13. Electrical
    I keep dragging my feet on this. To make a very long story short, I need to determine once and for all where my garage subpanel should go. This will just provide a pair of dedicated branch circuits, as the only outlet in the garage is in the back wall and is shared with the bathroom on the other...
  14. Electrical
    I hired a pro electrician to add a 4-wire spa panel with a GFCI breaker. Because the main panel was so far away, the disconnect panel is wired to a closer existing subpanel. The GFCI test and hot tub seem to be working fine--the spa panel's isolated neutral bar is used correctly, etc...
  15. Electrical
    I am installing a 100amp subpanel in my attached garage. The panel is 45 feet (actual wire length) away from the 200amp main panel which will be running through a finished basement against an outside wall. What size wire should I use? I presume that the ground has to run back to main and there...
  16. Electrical
    I want to put in an 70 amp subpanel on my second floor. It's about a 55ft run from the basement panel. Initially I thought #4 romex would be sufficient (I see they limit the romex to 60°C now and Table 310.15(b)(16) shows that #4 is max 70a at that temp), but all the #4 romex I can find has a...
  17. Electrical
    Hello all – I’m looking for some clarification on wiring my newly-built detached garage. At the outset, I’ll say I am not a complete novice with electrical, as I wired half of my house myself and installed an automatic standby generator myself as well. I’ve done a lot of minor electric work...
  18. Electrical
    Hi, I'm planning several projects over an extended time period which all involve electrical work to various points in my property. An example is i'm getting a new well put in soon; but sometime next year I will be putting in an outbuilding with a subpanel. Even farther out will be a standby...
  19. Electrical
    I am installing a 100 amp subpanel in my attached-detached garage (detached garage that shares a roof with my house), which is being fed by my main service panel. Most of the branch lines from my main service panel go through a knockout into the house and one branch goes through PVC conduit to...
  20. Electrical
    When is a bonding bushing required? See picture attached. Should I use a plastic bushing or a bonding bushing in this situation? Three #4 wires and one #8 wire (for ground) are entering a subpanel through 1" PVC conduit with a PVC male adapter and a locknut. Thanks
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