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sub panel location #3840
08/30/01 04:19 PM
08/30/01 04:19 PM
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ken m  Offline OP
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i'm wiring a "mother-in-law" addition to an existing house. lr,dr,br and minimal use kit. (microwave range only.)1000 sq ft. it calculates so that i can use a 100 amp sub that will be fed from a meter can/breaker combo located on the main house. the question is, can the sub be located in a walk-in closet that measures 5x11 and providing the proper working clearances are maintained? also would the sub require a main breaker. thx for any suggestions. ken m

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Re: sub panel location #3841
08/30/01 04:33 PM
08/30/01 04:33 PM
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If you dub your closet a "utility" closet (and not put anything combustable in there...) then you may...

But if you intend to use it as a clothes closet, you may not.
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240-24(d) Not in Vicinity of Easily Ignited Material. Overcurrent devices shall not be located in the vicinity of easily ignited material, such as in clothes closets.


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Re: sub panel location #3842
08/30/01 06:39 PM
08/30/01 06:39 PM
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It appears that this addition will be attached to your house, if it is, the sub-panel does not need a main, if it is a detached building, it may need a main, see 225-31, 225-33.

As for the closet issue, depends how you feel about your mother-in-law and if the addition is attached to or well separated from your house. [Linked Image]

Tom


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Re: sub panel location #3843
08/30/01 08:48 PM
08/30/01 08:48 PM
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ken m  Offline OP
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thanks for the replies. it's amazing how one can read through the code book and miss the obvious. ken m


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