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  1. #1
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    Question Small Subpanel Replacement

    I'm trying to renovate my garage. it has a small sub-panel in it (see picture below). It measures 6 1/2 X 6 1/2. I would like to update it but I can't make the opening any wider. Does anyone know of any company that makes a sub-panel this small?


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    Default Re: Small Subpanel Replacement

    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Lightbulb Re: Small Subpanel Replacement

    Thanks Jack.

    It says "indoor". Is a garage considered "indoor"?

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    Default Re: Small Subpanel Replacement

    A box could be surface mounted, not just recessed. If that's the case, any box will do.
    Check with your local bldg dept.

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    Default Re: Small Subpanel Replacement

    inside a garage IS considered indoors

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    Lightbulb Re: Small Subpanel Replacement

    Yes I understand, but I prefer recessed in this particular location.

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    Lightbulb Re: Small Subpanel Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by MLB Construction View Post
    inside a garage IS considered indoors
    THANKS MLB Construction for the clarification

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    Question Re: Small Subpanel Replacement

    I'm going to run some new wire to the subpanel when I install it. There is not much of a load in the garage. The lighting consists of 5 LED lights (at 9 watts each) and two 15 amp receptacles. The attic has 3 LED lights @ 8 watts each. That is it. Running 8/3 should be more than enough correct?

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    Default Re: Small Subpanel Replacement

    Way oversize, unless you are planning for future expansion.

    Jack
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    Question Re: Small Subpanel Replacement

    Wasn't really planning on future expansion. I have a 20 amp receptacle BUT it is on a separate circuit run straight from the main box.

    So 10/3 would be good enough?

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