Electrical Wiring in the Home/Sub panel


Bill, thanks for the response.  Another question about a sub panel for my own knowledge.  I have seen some houses where they have run a piece of plastic conduit off the meter socket, goes a few feet, and goes into the garage.  Is there space in the meter socket to run another cable for a125 amp. sub panel?  Remember I have a 200 amp. breaker in the garage.  I know my limitations and would have an electrical contractor do the hook up.  THANKS.

HI Phil,

There are several ways to accomplish the task you are asking. Most depends on the current equipment you have and the layout of your space. When you peak with an electrician they will have a better idea of what they feel is the easiest way to achieve your goal.

Some meter sockets allow you to have two taps for two panels. Others do not.
You could also have a metal box under the 200amp disconnect. In that box you cam bug both panels to be controlled by that 200amp switch.
That box could also go above the panel. Then you would have two switches controlling you home. You are allowed up to 6.

An electrician will be able to help you out.
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