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#54569 - 08/01/05 08:15 PM Two Panels One Run  
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I'm on a job where a hotel is being converted into an assisted living home. On the plans the engineer calls for 2 225 amp panels to come off one 2.5" run with 4/O from the switchgear. The 4/0 will terminate to a 225 breaker in the switchgear. He has it drawn that taps are made for each panel with a 225 main.
Is this common, it's the first time I've seen it drawn like this. Are there any restrictions by doing it this way?


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#54570 - 08/01/05 08:23 PM Re: Two Panels One Run  
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The only restriction is the calculated load

You can have as many panels as you want fed from one feeder.


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#54571 - 08/01/05 11:07 PM Re: Two Panels One Run  
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Do it very often... One 42ct with lugs in, and lugs out, to another 42ct through a nipple right next to it.


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