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Rewiring #1: Subpanel blues

8 days ago by Dan Lyke | 0 comments »

When we moved in, I looked at the wiring in the crawlspace, saw the ancient non-metallic sheathed cable downstairs, didn’t get huge warnings from the home inspector, and thought we were all groovy, if a little out-dated. The house was on a 60 amp fuse box, so we paid someone to put in a few utility circuits in the garage and deal with PG&E to put in a 200 amp breaker panel. He used the old fuse box as a junction box, ran some THHN through some conduit for each of the initial 3 circuits across to the new panel, ran the new receptacles with conduit on the inside of the garage, and life was groovy. I built my shop, and then one day I was up in the attic for some reason and re...

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