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Re: What is the best way to ground this house.
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

Now Harry, behave.:D
Jack

I think I was rather nice:D

havanagranite
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Ravens53 wrote:

I think I was rather nice:D

harry haven't you read canuk's sig? no fun allowed

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I think I was nice.One other note when you change a main Panel in to a sub panel as someone suggested it isn't as easy as just changing the feeder. It requires some other work to make it a safe and code compliant installation. But I am sure the people who are qualified professionals know what is to be done to achieve that. So I will spare us all a long drawn out description on how to accomplish this task. Be sides I do not think that is googleable ( is that a word)?:p LOL;)

canuk
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After, the breaker move would that then make the fed. pac. panel a junction box?

I'm not sure if the actual enclosure could stay and be used for a junction box ... I'm thinking this wouldn't be an approved enclosure for that purpose.

I'm guessing ..... what do the experts think?

Re: What is the best way to ground this house.
canuk wrote:

I'm not sure if the actual enclosure could stay and be used for a junction box ... I'm thinking this wouldn't be an approved enclosure for that purpose.

I'm guessing ..... what do the experts think?

I have done it in a Appartment complex and we screwed the door shut to make it a lid. I didnn't like the looks but in passed the inspection.

canuk
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we screwed the door shut to make it a lid

Yep ... that I can see.

kentvw
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Using the old panel as a splice box is pretty common 'round these parts as well. But, who knows, might find a mounty knocking on your door doing that up nort. :D

JLMCDANIEL
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With that being a Fed.Pac. box, I wouldn't even use it for a sub panel. Might make a secret hiding place if it was gutted.:D
Jack

Ernie_Fergler
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Ravens53 wrote:

I have done it in a Appartment complex and we screwed the door shut to make it a lid. I didnn't like the looks but in passed the inspection.

You can purchase locks that fit panel boxes. Might be one around for a Fed Pac panel..

canuk
Re: What is the best way to ground this house.
kentvw wrote:

Using the old panel as a splice box is pretty common 'round these parts as well. But, who knows, might find a mounty knocking on your door doing that up nort. :D

LOL .... no one messes with Dudley Dooright of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.:D

Yeah .... I'm sure it's a typical local thing .... a neighbor who had old 60 amp fused service wanted to do some upgrades including a panel.
The electrical service area was oddly located and the the new panel would be else where. Had an inspector come out and discussed the use of the old service panel as a junction box ... no way he says ... needs to be an approved NEMA enclousure ... yada yada yada.
So instead of arguing any further and running out to get a NEMA box and punch holes with the Greenlea ... instead ran new home runs to the new panel that was installed .... guess we showed him.:rolleyes::D

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