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reply to sk1939

Re: Wiring Behind 70's Panelboard

said by sk1939:

It's generally a bad idea to do it that way. I think I'm just going to rewire it and keep it simple.

Hey, I never said it was ideal. I'm looking at safety and code compliance. A disconnect with properly sized overcurrent protection will do that. The picture you posted would be sufficient. It doesn't have to be fancy.

However, if it was me I would bring a #14 back to the panel. Yeah it will be a major pain, and yeah it will take time, but you'll feel better when it's done.

Just remember you will need to put in a junction box to tie the old feed and the new return together. There won't be enough room to make a connection in the existing device box.

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