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Unfortunately, panels are no longer allowed by code to be installed in closets, is it possible to put the new one in the same wall, but face it the other way to another room?
Well I guess I could install it facing into the bedrrom but really do not like tat idea
I run into this all the time. Customers dont want to see the breaker box, but it is no longer permissible to install them in closets
Ok well I am just thinking about it I could build it into the wall with a door of some sort but what to do with all the wiring that is too short is it a way to running lines into some sort of junction box to extend them
You will need to face the new panel towards the bedroom. However, you are allowed to remove the "guts" or breakers and buss bars from the old panel, and use it basically as a giant junction box
simply screw the door of the old breaker box shut, and make connection inside it to lengthen your wires
Ok so I can put all the wires into the old panel box make connections to each including stove dryer cables and extend to the new breaker panel
You got it!
We do it all the time
Many boxes are in closets and must be relocated when replaced
so we just use the old one to make our connections
Ok so I can just joine them with marrets
Hmm.... I am not familiar with marrets. We may call them soemthing else here. You will need different sizes of wire nuts
At least red and blue
Ok thanks much Kevin thats all I need
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