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Went and looked at a job yesterday. The customer added on to a garage and the main panel is now in a closet. What he wants is the panel to be brought out 3 feet out of the closet and onto an interior wall. I have to mount a disconnect and run SER inside to it. The only thing i'm debating on is obviously all the circuits have to be spliced...What would be the best way to do it do you think? I was thinking 8x8x4's with ground bars attached inside. No really good ideas and since the room above is finished I cant pull any of the circuits up and over, so I'm forced to take them under the floor and up into the bottom of the panel.
Let me know what you guys think..Whats your price on it also.
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is moving it 3' going to make it require a disco? that under floor accesss looks it make easy
 

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Buy a new panel and turn the old panel into a junction box. Run conduit from the socket to the new panel. Wire between the new panel and junction box if you buy the same brand panel you could use the breakers but I would buy all new if I am providing warranty.
 

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I'm reusing old panel since it is only about 2-3 years old. My price is $750.
What do you think about using 1 or 2 10x10's or 8x8s for splices. I don't know how that would look but I cant think of anything else besides 50 4'' squares
 

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rrolleston no offense but I think our labor rate here in Ohio is a bit cheaper than yours in New York
 

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Labor is 750. Homeowner's son supposedly works at a SH and is getting material "Cheaper than the SH themselves buy it for"
 

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Labor is 750. Homeowner's son supposedly works at a SH and is getting material "Cheaper than the SH themselves buy it for"
The thing I hate about homeowner supplied material is that it's not always right. And then you are waiting around for material wasting time I did it once many years ago never again. I like just grabbing what I need out of the vehicle and just getting it done.
 

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Exactly. It's an older man and I understand him wanting to save money. we'll see how it turns out!
 

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Hi psd7.3

I offer the job with options.

The first option i see is mounting your 8x8,or 10x10 ...but w/p outside

yeah, a little brick demo, but the troffer should cover the damage

get yourself a good 1/2 dz 2" pvc nipples into the back of it

ask if that cieling can be dropped in the closet for a chase...

Then change that meter to a meter main >>2/3 ser to new panel location

~CS~
 
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