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#68810 - 08/16/06 06:02 PM Outdoor load center
sprynda Offline
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Registered: 08/16/06
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Loc: Cresco, pa usa
Hello to all,
i wanted to know if anyone has used an outside load center before. I have a home that i am upgrading an old 100 amp service to a 200 amp service. The problem i have is where the old panel is located. it is in a laundry room/ closet. I do not have the 30" clearence that i need also the water line, sewage line, and hot water heater are all located under the panel. The inspector recommended that i install an outside weather proff panel then splice all the circuits inside the closet.( Model: HOM30M200RB) Or i can install a disconnect and relocate the panel all together; however, my options are limited.
thanks for any input
sam

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#68811 - 08/16/06 06:53 PM Re: Outdoor load center
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Registered: 03/11/04
Posts: 74
Loc: Lexington,Ky, USA
I would try to find a location inside the home, & avoid mounting it outside if possible.
I've never seen one that hasn't started to show the effects of the weather in a few years.
Moisture will corrode the terminations, & cause problems a lot sooner than if it's installed inside.
It sounds like all circuits will have to be spliced, either way, so I would find an enterior wall, & install the panel there.

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#68812 - 08/17/06 02:53 AM Re: Outdoor load center
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Registered: 07/16/02
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Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
Hold up. Put it on the exterior, glue your nameplate to it so you get called to return in a half dozen years to replace it again at future rates. That is what the people who made my Chevy Express van figured out when they slapped it together.

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