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#73783 - 01/02/07 10:02 PM Sub-Panel  
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Is it legal to come off the bottom of an existing meter socket to a sub-panel other than the main breaker panel as long as wire is sized correctly and over-current protection is sized properly.


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#73784 - 01/02/07 10:17 PM Re: Sub-Panel  
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The lugs in the Meter would have to be listed for mutiple conductors, the panel would have to be located in close proximity to the existing panel and have a main or no more than 6 breakers combined in the panels (with an exception for TVSS) see 230.70 thru 230.73.

It would not be treated as a "Sub-Panel" but as a Main panel

Roger



[This message has been edited by Roger (edited 01-02-2007).]


#73785 - 01/02/07 10:19 PM Re: Sub-Panel  
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Yes, you can if it is rated for a double tap.But it wouldn't be a sub panel, you would have another main breaker panel.


#73786 - 01/02/07 10:22 PM Re: Sub-Panel  
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Beameup, I think I was editing as you were posting.

Roger


#73787 - 01/05/07 12:53 AM Re: Sub-Panel  
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Yup, I think so. Oh well we both said the same thing [Linked Image]



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