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But why, is it a code requirement in your hood to do this?

It just seems crazy to me.

The panel has the required press stamped 1/4" spacing in the back of the
panel, why the need to do more?
Uh oh. Mag's gonna see this and give us a big speech on quality, copper conductors, the service lasting 75 yrs....yada yada yada....
 

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Nice neat looking work. Good job.....even if it is SE cable.:jester::laughing:
 

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But why, is it a code requirement in your hood to do this?

It just seems crazy to me.

The panel has the required press stamped (relief) 1/4" spacing in the back of the
panel, why the need to do more?
It's pure tradition, nothing more. In romex and SE cable land (New England, New York, and a few other areas) it gives us a place to staple the romex and secure the SE cable right above the panel.
 

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It's pure tradition, nothing more. In romex and SE cable land (New England, New York, and a few other areas) it gives us a place to staple the romex and secure the SE cable right above the panel.
Good explanation......its also very common north of the border. We use plywood behind our panels pretty much all the time. :thumbsup:
 
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Good explanation......its also very common north of the border. We use plywood behind our panels pretty much all the time. :thumbsup:
It's even more necessary for you guys since you have to enter all your circuits into the side of the panel.
 

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Why would you not mount the panel on plywood? That just seems annoying. Where do you staple your Romex?

And we don't paint it. The homeowner can do that if he pleases :laughing:
 

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It's even more necessary for you guys since you have to enter all your circuits into the side of the panel.

Very true......however, we can always flip that panel sideways and come into the top and the bottom;):laughing:
 

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And we don't paint it. The homeowner can do that if he pleases :laughing:

Sometimes....actually very frequently in commercial.....our specs will require us to paint it with this.....

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Cuz thats how its done, man. I usually do a wider piece of plywood so there is room for telco/cable company, but its just how a lot of guys are taught.

The only thing i dont like is the black plywood. To be done correctly, it should be industrial gray. :laughing:
No, no, no.....Battleship Gray! :)
 

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Uh oh. Mag's gonna see this and give us a big speech on quality, copper conductors, the service lasting 75 yrs....yada yada yada....
No Jerry. He's all AL now. No more wasting money. This topic was "hot" for a year or so.

No, no, no.....Battleship Gray! :)
Gray is for industrial, black is for commercial. No board is for residential.
 

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No Jerry. He's all AL now. No more wasting money. This topic was "hot" for a year or so.

Gray is for industrial, black is for commercial. No board is for residential.
Pffft, shows what you know. Gray for all the things!
 
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