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Relocating an Electrical Service Panel
I would like to gut old panel and use it as junction box and install new panel box in safe location. How to Splice Electrical Cables for an Electrical Panel.
How to Splice Electrical Cables for an Electrical Panel
[ad#block]Electrical Question: I am upgrading an electric service panel.
We have a deer club in NJ used 30 days a year.
The old electrical service panel is in a bathroom 3 feet from water, so it will not pass inspection.
I would like to gut old panel and use it as junction box and install new panel box in safe location (upstairs above old panel box).
- I would like to install 2 terminal strip(Bus Bars)for a neutral and ground #6 wire in junction box.
- My feeds will come down from breakers and connected.
- I am trying to limit the amount of wires in EMT connection and junction box.
- I this legal by code?
This electrical question came from: Tom in New Jersey.
Thanks for your electrical question Tom.
Splicing Electrical Cables
Splicing Electrical Circuits and Relocating a Panel
Moving a Electric Service Panel
- For this project each individual circuit will need to be spliced and extended using the same type and size of cable and then routed to the new panel location.
- A terminal strip or buss bars cannot be used to reduce the number of cables.
- The existing panel must remain grounded, and the ground extended to the new panel using approved lugs or termination methods.
- Electrical cable splices must be made in an accessible electrical enclosure and not buried inside of the wall.
- Electrical cables and electrical panel work is dangerous and it is highly recommended that you contact a local licensed electrical contractor to make sure this is done right and according to code.
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