How To Install a Sub Panel Start to Finish!

A subpanel is a smaller service panel that distributes power to a specific area of the home or other buildings on the property. In other words, it is a panel you install in a building when you want to install different circuits in a home that can not fit in the main electrical panel. I found this video by Benjamin to be very helpful.

He will show you how to install a sub panel from start to finish enjoy the video.

4 things I have learnt from the video.

  1. You do not need a separate main breaker when you are installing a sub panel in the same building.
  2. You need a main breaker in a sub panel when you are installing it in another building and it has 6 or more circuits.
  3. There is no need to bond the neutral bar to the metal casing of a sub panel you do this in the main panel.
  4. When joining PVC male and female bushes, you add PVC cement on both connectors. I would add that you use PVC cement on the female bush cautiously. I have observed that when you apply excess PVC cement it can clots inside the male bush hence blocking the passage for cables.

What is your experience working with sub-panels? Share in the comments section below.

How To Install a Sub Panel Start to Finish!

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