Breaker Panel Question?

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-26-2004, 08:56 AM   #1
Guest
Guest
 
Unregistered's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a

Breaker Panel Question?


I have a duplex and the breaker panel is inside a closet of a finished basement. The main breaker for the panel is out side the house next to the meter. Both sides of the duplex are like this. Woudl the panle in the closet be a sub planel
 

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 08-05-2004, 08:48 AM   #2
Guest
Guest
 
Unregistered's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a
Lightbulb

Re: Breaker Panel Question?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered
I have a duplex and the breaker panel is inside a closet of a finished basement. The main breaker for the panel is out side the house next to the meter. Both sides of the duplex are like this. Woudl the panle in the closet be a sub planel
The reason for the Main breaker on the outside near the meter might have to do with the distance from where the sevice wire is feeding from the meter to where it is going to be breaker panel. There is a distance requirement that the breaker panel has to be within so many feet of the meter. If it isn't, then a main breaker has to be installed. It's a safety precaution. The only other reason I could think of is it could be somekind of local code required.

Advertisement

 
Old 08-15-2004, 01:51 PM   #3
Guest
Guest
 
Unregistered's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a

Re: Breaker Panel Question?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered
I have a duplex and the breaker panel is inside a closet of a finished basement. The main breaker for the panel is out side the house next to the meter. Both sides of the duplex are like this. Woudl the panle in the closet be a sub planel

YES its a sub and its needs a 4 wire from dissconect to panel
 
Old 09-05-2004, 08:40 AM   #4
Guest
Guest
 
Unregistered's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a

Re: Breaker Panel Question?


Sounds like there is simply a "meter main" on the outside of the house, probably a 2 pack for both sides and one disconnect for each side?
If thats the case then your only panel is the one in the basement. I wouldnt call that a SUBpanel but is does require 4 wire to feed it. And I hope it isnt in a CLOTHES closet.
 


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Restaurant sub panel Forry Electrical 21 06-11-2007 07:42 AM
No main disconnect at customer breaker panel RandyMc Electrical 3 09-24-2006 11:50 AM
2 part question ron schenker Electrical 10 02-21-2006 09:36 PM
How many Breakers in a panel robertc65 Electrical 2 02-21-2006 01:09 PM
Upgrading Main Panel DecksEtc Electrical 7 01-23-2006 06:54 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?