01:52PM | 06/08/05
Member Since: 09/02/03
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I need to get about 60A back to a bathroom/bedroom remodel. Istarted putting in a sub-panel to handle the extra breakers, but then thought about running a hi-amp wire back to a sub-panel in the bedroom instead. Running a single big wire instead of 5 or 6 smaller wires will be more efficient electrically, and seems like it would be cheaper, but I don't know about code, or how much 3 conductor plus ground costs in 4 AWG (60A, 150ft). Probably alot :-(.

Does code care if I run a 60A line from a 60A main breaker back to a sub-panel in the bedroom area, or do I have to put the sub-panel right next to the main breaker box?



11:03AM | 06/09/05
Member Since: 04/12/05
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The Code does not require that a sub-panel be located next to the main panel. You can locate it in your bedroom. Do not put it in a bathroom or a clothes closet, though.

As for material costs, it will vary and you'll have to check with a local supplier.

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