· Scared Electrician
That depends on your service calc. not likely to exceed 60aHow many amp subpanel do I need?
It must be 4wire, grounds and neutrals must remain seperate in a sub panelWhat kind of wiring between the main box and the subpanel?
eg. 60aWhat kind of breaker do I put in the main box to feed the subpanel?
If not in a detached building- you could use romex(MN) cabling, but if you like conduit go aheadDo I need conduit between the main box and the subpanel?
It can't be installed in bathrooms or closetsWhat kind of wall do I need to install it on?
(thinking the master bedroom closet).
You can put any thing on it at all, but it does effect your calcWhat kind of circuits should I put on it, I was thinking just lights and plugs and leave the heavy draws in the main box?
You may not have to install a sub panel if you can use tandems/quads. (space saving breakers $$)
Installing a sub panel is one of our more popular questions. It is sorta covered in one of the stickies but not directly. A FAQ might be a good idea, with code references.
To start thinking about a sub panel, you need to decide what will be in it. This will determine how big it need to be, as well as a lot of other factors.