Electrical Wiring in the Home/Basement Sub Panel Dispute


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HiBob. I am finishing my basement and I am at the electrical stage. I purchased a sub panel a few years ago in anticipation of getting to this point in the construction stage. I attached a pic of the sub panel I purchased. An electrician friend of mine indicated that the panel is insufficient whereas the electrician in Home Depot (he's also an electrician) said what I have is just fine. Can you referee on this one? Thanks.

Without all the information, a 125 amp panel should be big enough for most situations. Perhaps if you had a very large basement with electric heat and a big workshop, it would not be enough.  However, it does not have a main breaker, so you may not be able to turn off all of the power fast enough. I would ask the person saying no, why he feels the panel is not the correct one.
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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