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Electrical Panel Size Considerations

What size should the Main Electric Service Panel be for all the Electrical Circuits? How to Determine What Size an Electrical Panel Should Be, Factors that must be considered when sizing an electrical panel.

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Electrical Question: What size should the Main Panel Electric Service be for all the Electrical Circuits?

This electrical wiring question came from: Mick, a Homeowner from Yuma, AZ, Arizona.

Additional Question: I’m working on a remodel project where we will be adding a laundry room with a sink and the following circuits:

Is the sub-panel power adequate at 60 amp with 6 wire?

This electrical wiring question came from Mike, in phoenix, Arizona.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Mick and Mike.

Electrical Panel Size Considerations

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Application: Main Electric Service Panel.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best Installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor – Not Recommended for Homeowners.
Tools Required: Electricians pouch of hand tools and the various power tools necessary for the specific method of electrical service installation.
Estimated Time: Depends on the type of panel, the location, and available access to the project area.
Precaution: This is an extensive project. Working in an electric panel has possible arc flash hazards and should be performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Notice: Installing an Electrical Service Panel should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Key Factors for Electrical Panel Size

When all of these required items have been identified then the panel size can be properly determined. It would be a shame to invest your resources to construct this building and then fall short where it really matters.

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The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.

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The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.

Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!

The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..

The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.

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