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  1. Electrical
    Please see the attached schematic. One potential change I am considering is changing the feeder to #2 Aluminum THHN. I had originally been putoff by the larger size but others have persuaded me that not only is it a cost savings - but the wire is softer and easier to bend. That may sell me on...
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    I had a new electrical panel installed, moving the original from inside to a new outside location. They used the same space where the old panel was to join the new wires from the new panel to the old wires that came out of the old breakers. It looks like a mess to me, and I have no idea which...
  3. Electrical
    Hi all, I'm adding a 100amp subpanel in my attached garage. To avoid going the long way through the second-story attic, I'm planning to run the line across the front yard, buried 18" in Sch40. The resulting conduit path starting from the main panel is: down 5' sweep 90* to horizontal run 9'...
  4. Electrical
    Remodeling my master bath at the far end of a rambler and adding a hot tub (240/50amp). I will be installing a 100 amp subpanel. The run with up and down will be approximately 125' through attic. What size/type of wire/cable should I use? Does the wire/cable need to be in conduit? I would...
  5. Electrical
    Hey All, I have two questions I hope to get your help with please: 1) I have about 50 feet of 6 AWG copper wire rated 60 degrees Celsius running through my attic. Based on the National Electrical Code, this wire has an allowable ampacity of 55 amps at 86 degrees Fahrenheit. My attic gets to...
  6. Electrical
    I'm installing a new HVAC system with a 15 kw heat strip in the air handler. The HVAC contractor said he wants a subpanel at the air handler to supply a 60 amp and 30 amp circuit for the heat strip and the blower motor. Should the line from the main breaker panel to the subpanel be on a 90 amp...
  7. Electrical
    Wiring sub panel in garage. Where should I run wires to on main panel.i know I'll have the two from the breaker (not put in yet) but for ground and neutral where would those go. This is 2/0 so I don't think I can fit it where the thnn lines go. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
  8. Electrical
    Hi, I'm installing a sub panel in my garage. Does the CEC specify minimum distances between (A) the panel and the garage door opening, and (B) the panel and a water faucet?
  9. Electrical
    I have an unused 3 prong old dryer outlet in the garage, and I believe these don't have a ground wire (only see red/black/white). Is it possible to convert this into a 30A subpanel? I believe a subpanel needs to have a ground wire back to the main panel. The goal is to add a few 110V outlets and...
  10. Electrical
    Summary: Converting my garage into a workshop and want to bring in 100 amps through a 125 amp, 120/240-volt subpanel in the garage with an underground run around 30 feet from the main panel. Unfortunately, my meter and main panel sit on the outside wall on the opposite side of the house from...
  11. Electrical
    I'm new to household electrical and this forum, but know a little bit about electronics. I have a detached garage and I ran (3) #6AWG copper wires from the main panel in house out to garage subpanel. Being that they are piped, and buried with a few 90 degree turns, I cannot add additional wires...
  12. Electrical
    Hi, We have a 2 family residential unit with a 200 amp service which runs into two separate main panels in the basement, 100amps each, located next to each other. NO sub panels present on levels 1 (unit A - which has access to the basement) or on Level 2/3 (Unit B which does NOT have access to...
  13. 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?
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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