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#40550 - 07/25/04 04:46 PM BB Heat Bkr placement
derater Offline

Registered: 03/30/02
Posts: 182
For a duplex re-hab, owner had me rough for bb heat,5-6 circuits per side. Question is,
best way to arrange bkrs. in the panel?
Ahead of light/appliance? Staggered?Heck, in general what's the best residential panel layout?Thanks.

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#40551 - 07/25/04 09:10 PM Re: BB Heat Bkr placement
hbiss Offline

Registered: 12/16/03
Posts: 893
Loc: Hawthorne, NY USA
I like to start out with the larger loads nearest the feed. The 15 and 20 amp branch circuits should then be arranged in some kind of logical order after that- kitchen circuits, kitchen and dining lighting, dining receptacles, living room receptacles, living room lighting,etc. then on to the second floor.

Though there is no requirement, an orderly arrangement makes troubleshooting easier and makes for a neat job.


#40552 - 07/26/04 07:44 PM Re: BB Heat Bkr placement
Big Jim Offline

Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 377
Loc: Denver, CO USA
I recently wired a workshop building for my father-in-law. Economics being what they are, it was cheaper to get a 42 circuit panel than anything smaller. I used full-sized breakers exclusively and still had plenty of blanks so the loads are grouped with blank spaces between them. The inspector liked the idea.


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