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How Should I Label Electric Service and Distribution Panels

How should I label the Main Meter Service Panel and the Service Distribution Panel with all the breakers for the home?

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Electrical Question: How should I label the Main Meter Service Panel and the Service Distribution Panel with all the breakers for the home?

On the exterior of the house we have the main meter service panel and also the service distribution panel with all the breakers for the home, in the meter service panel there is the service disconnect breaker and the main distribution panel breaker, I need to label both breakers. I know the main service disconnect should be labeled as “Service Disconnect”, how should the dist panel breaker be labeled? “Main Panel Disconnect”?

This electrical wiring question came from John, a Building Contractor in California.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question John.

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Application: Electrical Code General Question for Main Panel.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Main Panel, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Main Panel should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in your location. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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This electrical wiring question is about Labeling the Main Panel and Distribution Panel.

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