ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 11
Recent Posts
Electrode boilers question
by annemarie1. 04/27/17 01:40 PM
Why cables look like they do
by LongRunner. 04/26/17 09:36 AM
Dimmable LED 2x4 lay in fixtures
by HotLine1. 04/24/17 05:43 PM
Old decora style outlets
by Lostazhell. 04/22/17 07:59 PM
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by gfretwell. 04/22/17 01:11 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
234,842 Are you busy
169,616 Re: Forum
162,870 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 77 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#31634 - 11/28/03 06:17 PM piggy back panel  
drgnz23  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 56
los angeles
I have a question for the pros out there. A buddy and i were discussing the topic of upgrading panels and this what brought up. My buddy has been an electrician for i would say at least twenty years and he said when upgrading a recessed panel it is okay to put the new surface mounted panel over the old panel, using it as a splice box. This means he would have to grind down the lip of the old panel to accomplish this task...for some reason this doesnt sound correct to me at all. Has anyone used this technique and is it legal.


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#31635 - 11/28/03 07:31 PM Re: piggy back panel  
sparked  Offline
Member
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 114
Raleigh
I don't think it's right because you can't easily gain access to the old panel. Using the old panel as a JB is ok if you have it accessible (i.e. through the front cover being removed.)


#31636 - 11/28/03 08:47 PM Re: piggy back panel  
golf junkie  Offline
Member
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 507
York, NE
I have demo'ed quite a few that where installed like you descibed. It's certainly not the first choice for a proper installation. You can allways install the new panel in place of the old one......even if a small amount of sheetrock repair is required.

GJ



Member Spotlight
Joe Tedesco
Joe Tedesco
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Posts: 2,749
Joined: October 2000
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.009s Queries: 14 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7511 MB (Peak: 0.8736 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-04-28 00:20:55 UTC