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Installing Wiring for a Garage Panel


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Select the Right Wire Size for a Garage Panel: The size of the electrical wire for the panel will depend on the type of wire that is chosen and the method for the installation.

What Size Wire for a Garage Panel?

Electrical Question: I have installed a service box in my garage and need to hook up to the meter service panel to power the box.

This electrical wiring question came from: Mike, a Homeowner from Lake Tomahawk Wi
Additional Comments: Great Site!!

Dave’s Reply:

Thanks for your electrical system question Mike.

How to Select the Right Wire Size for a Garage Panel

Skill Level: Advanced – Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Electricians pouch of hand tools and the various power tools necessary for installing the sub-panel.
Estimated Time: Depends on the type and size of the panel and available access to the project area.
Precaution: Any existing electrical wiring within the immediate area that may interfere with the installation of the sub panel should be identified and turned OFF and Tagged if necessary.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring and a sub-panel should be done with a permit and be inspected.

Installing a sub panel in the garage and connecting to the main service panel

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