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Stll isn't clear with answer ,is the panel box above big

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Stll isn't clear with answer ,is the panel box above big enough to handle 4 - 60 amp breakers with 6/3 to each suite sub panels? Also is the Homeline 6-12 circuit , 100 amp panel suffice for each suite? I sent a list last week stating which each suite contains., 1 fridge ,1 8ft counter area in kitchen, 1 small bath with shower and vanity, 1 small bedroom and one sitting area. Entire apt approx. 360 sq ft ( each suite)
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be assisting you. Please stand by while I review your question.

Expert:  Mike G. replied 5 months ago.

The minimum service to a living unit with a kitchen is 100A.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
then I can use 8/3 40 amp breakers to 100amp sub panelsfor each suite? They will run from the existing house panel which is the be -116- 32 125 amp .
Expert:  Mike G. replied 5 months ago.

No, you'll need 100A SER. That is a 4 wire cable. 2 hots, 1 neutral and 1 ground. Your house service and panel are too small for 4 apts and a house load.

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