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Old 09-19-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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I got a call to this place after the home inspector tagged the service. Panel is in the bathroom, partially in the wall, behind the pressure tank and water heater. I have to replace it and stick it in the wall on the other side(bedroom). But the mast will be in the wrong place. Ideas?
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:35 PM   #2
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I got a call to this place after the home inspector tagged the service. Panel is in the bathroom, partially in the wall, behind the pressure tank and water heater. I have to replace it and stick it in the wall on the other side(bedroom). But the mast will be in the wrong place. Ideas?
use current panel as JB and extend to wherever
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Put a disconnect outside and run a feeder to a new panel location that is more convenient.

Box all the branch circuits that are currently going into the panel in the bathroom and extend them to the new panel location. The box is fine to be in there.
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use current panel as JB and extend to wherever

Then you will have an un-accessible JB .

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Then you will have an un-accessible JB .

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How so?

You said the existing panel is partially behind the hot water tank etc.

Therefore if you use it as a JB , it will still be behind the hot water tank etc. How would that be accessible ?
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You said the existing panel is partially behind the hot water tank etc.

Therefore if you use it as a JB , it will still be behind the hot water tank etc. How would that be accessible ?
A panel has to be readily accessible, a j box just has to be accessible.
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You said the existing panel is partially behind the hot water tank etc.

Therefore if you use it as a JB , it will still be behind the hot water tank etc. How would that be accessible ?
I am sure that you have seen junction boxes up in ceilings in which you had to squeeze between the ductwork and sprinkler pipes to work on them. You know, the kind that you work on before lunch because you won't fit in there afterwards
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Here's some pictures.



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I have to get the wires(NM) in the wall also.

I was thinking of trying to put a 45 at the bottom of the mast to kick the LB to the left. That would get my pipe going Into the interior wall.

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Where is the service?
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Where is the service?
More like dude, wheres my meter?
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Where is the service?
Meter is on the pole. Poco here doesn't put meters on houses in the country. You were talking about the meter, right?
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Move the the pressure tank and water heater.
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Move the the pressure tank and water heater.
And the sink, toilet and shower?
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And the sink, toilet and shower?
Just move in. Buy as is.
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Meter is on the pole. Poco here doesn't put meters on houses in the country. You were talking about the meter, right?
Yes, was talking about the meter.
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Put in an outside panel where the lb is and make jbs from the existing panels.
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Put in an outside panel where the lb is and make jbs from the existing panels.
I didn't measure it, but I think it might be too high. Plus outside panels suck up here in the cold and snow.
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I am sure that you have seen junction boxes up in ceilings in which you had to squeeze between the ductwork and sprinkler pipes to work on them. You know, the kind that you work on before lunch because you won't fit in there afterwards

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