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Old 05-27-2010, 12:22 PM  
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Default To sub or not to sub?

I encountered a small panel in a house the other day that was full. There was the possibility that a 240 circuit would need to be added. Could I just as easily added a subpanel, skirting the option of changing out the panel altogether?



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Old 05-27-2010, 04:19 PM  
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Yes, more than likely. I wouldn't change out the entire panel on a possiblity of future need.



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Old 05-27-2010, 04:38 PM  
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Default Might need a refresher

It's been a little while, so forgive me if my memory is rusty. Correct me if I'm wrong. First, one 240 circuit breaker has to be replaced with a 60 amp for the sub-feed. The sub is fed with #6 hots and neutral and a # 8 ground. Right?

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Old 05-28-2010, 07:12 PM  
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You are in referance to copper? also keeping the grounds all tied to grnd bar, tied to panel box, and keeping all neutrals together on a floating bar, seperate from grounds? Yah that sounds like your memory is working great...

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