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    Conduit size for 200 foot run to sub panel

    I am adding a 60 AMP subpanel for a detached garage/workshop with a 200 foot underground conduit run from the main panel to the sub panel. Planning to use schedule 40 PVC. I have consulted with a local electrical inspector and determined that I should use 2 2 2 4 Aluminum THHN/THWN. However he...
  2. P

    Grounding rod location(s) relative to panel

    Short version: does code specify a minimum distance from the panel to the first grounding rod, and if so, what is that distance? Long version: Our house (built in the late 1950's) has an electrical system which is grounded to the water system. There is a grounding cable that runs straight...
  3. T

    OK to add a 50 AMP breaker in this panel?

    OK to add a 50 Amp breaker in this panel for a 220V EV Charger? Maybe swap some single 20 Amp breakers for dual 20 amp breakers? Can I add a 50 AMP Breaker to this panel for a 220V EV charger? Maybe double up some of the 20 AMP ones to make space? I have 200 AMP Main Breaker. (see attached pic)...
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    Panel heater cycles on off

    I have a 2 year old 2000w electric panel heater. Devola Designer 2kW Smart Glass Panel Heater with Timer White - DVPW2000WH - https://www.devola.co.uk/products/devola-designer-2kw-smart-glass-panel-heater-with-timer-white-dvpw2000wh It seems to cycle itself off and on. About 50 secs decreasing...
  5. J

    Ignition bypass toggle/button panel

    Hello! I'm needing some help. I'm wiring in a start panel, using a spst toggle, and a (momentary?) push button. The idea is to flip the switch to energize the accessories, and the fuel pump, (I believe that's all I'd need with the switch,) and then hit the push button to start the engine...
  6. J

    Upgrading Panel for EV Charging

    I have an interesting scenario that could use some feedback. I have 200A service in my home with a sub panel running to a detached garage (actually an old barn). The breaker running to that sub panel in my home is a 60A breaker but the main breaker in that sub panel is a 100A breaker. I was...
  7. G

    How to connect 50 amp inlet box to a Siemens 200 amp outdoor combination panel

    Trying to connect a 50 amp inlet box to my Siemens outdoor combination panel 200 amp cutoffs. Can’t figure out where to insert the 50 amp breaker since the 200 amp breakers appear to cover the whole panel. The panel has two 200 amp breakers, but want to connect it to just one of the panel...
  8. G

    How to connect 50 amp inlet box to Siemens outdoor combination panel

    Trying to connect a 50 amp inlet box to my Siemens outdoor combination panel 200 amp cutoffs. Can’t figure out where to insert the 50 amp breaker since the 200 amp breakers appear to cover the whole panel. The panel has two 200 amp breakers, but want to connect it to just one of the panel...
  9. S

    Splice wire in the breaker panel or install a junction panel/box and splice there?

    Hello, First of all, thank you in advance for any helpful insights posted in response to my question. I have just moved into a new home. With my new home being in Florida, the thought of a hurricane wiping out power to my home for days or weeks is unsettling. So I've opted to purchase a...
  10. T

    help with short? on panel??

    Can anyone tell me what is going on here? This is a Phono Solar panel, 8 1/2 years old, 10 year warranty. I called installer and he gave me the "well we'll have to come out and see it and test it" after saying in an email it was broken................??
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    Trying to figure out amps in sub panel

    I have a sub panel about 75ft from my house attached to my shed that feeds a pool pump, some outlets and a pool heater which is no longer used (50amp). I have built another shed 30 ft from the sub panel which I want to bring power to. I need 1 - 30amp outlet and at least 2 - 15amp breakers to...
  12. bigspark17

    3 phase surge on reenergising panel board

    Hi all.. Bit of a nightmare afternoon,, testing a caravan park TP&N panel board IR testing while board isolated before returning power (merlin gerin panel board) over the next 30 mins customers on park are reporting loud bangs inside some of there vans, boilers and electric fireplaces (with...
  13. M

    Ground wire(s) in multiple conduits between sub panel and j-box

    At long last my wife is getting her new kitchen and the contractor will be running 10 or so new circuits from a new sub panel. The sub panel, unfortunately, is on an outside wall around 35 feet from the kitchen. The wiring will have to go down the wall, into the crawlspace under the house, and...
  14. S

    Best PV panel cables and connectors to use for replacing existing?

    Hi again. Following my recent zero-Riso issue (unresolved) and also because my system has, in any case, been prone for a good while to the odd 'Low Riso' fault following heavy rain and high winds, I'm going to begin by replacing all the cables and connectors going to my panels. It should be a...
  15. B

    Sub panel install on older Crouse Hinds Board

    I have an older Crouse Hinds board with a 200A service. Due to recent rehab on the house, I found I have the need to install a sub panel. I installed a QO 125A panel, installed the PVC 1.5 inch conduit, and a 100A Siemens breaker in the Crouse Hinds. I then ran the 3 #2 wires to the box, wrappng...
  16. F

    GFCI 240 and 120 in the same panel?

    Hello, I have to install two GFCIs close to my pool. One GFCI 240 volts will take care of the water heather and a 120 volts will take care of the pool pump. I am planning to install a small panel in which I will install both GFCI breakers. Will the GFCIs will work properly if one load more on...
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    Designing an Electrical Panel with Brum Solution - Busbar Capacity Query

    I need to design an electrical panel, and the main circuit breaker is rated at 250 A. We are implementing a 100% Brum solution for the panel, but Brum's earth and neutral busbars are rated up to 125 A. If I require 20 earth poles, can I use two 10-pole busbars rated at 125 A each? Or does each...
  18. jaytee69

    Sub panel wiring directly to main panel

    I live in las vegas nevada. I'm installing a sub panel outside that will be a 125 amps.I want to run the right wire from my sub panel to my main panel.My question is do I have to put a 125 Amp circuit breaker in the main panel and run the wiring to that. Or can I run the wiring from the sub...
  19. V

    Dehumidifier trips breakers on one panel but not another

    Hi everyone. I have a basement that was finished years ago. The basement is on a separate panel than the rest of the house. For years I've had several dehumidifiers die various deaths in my basement. I thought it was just bad luck, but now I'm not so sure. My latest dehumidifier started tripping...
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    USA Finding buried panel

    4 outlets, living room, not on main panel. Can’t find another panel. How can I find buried panel? Built about 1990, Atlanta area
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