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Panel used as splice box

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What do you think about using an old circuit breaker panel as a splice box?Remove the guts and bolt the door closed. I have a job that the customer would like me to do that way.

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The cover must remain accessible.

All wiring must be protected where it enters and exits the box with cable clamps or bushings. It is best to limit the bundling of cables to two per clamp.

All wiring must be secured with staples within xx" of the box. (12" in my area)

All unused openings must be closed with approved plugs or plates.

The box must be grounded.

The big issue is, that work should be done under an electrical permit, and inspected. If not, the person responsible for any future accident is you, and you are not a licensed electrician.

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All particulars being satisfactory, I think it's fine. It's a good way to upgrade a service without tearing the entire house apart.

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I see it done all the time. I don't have a problem with it as long as everything conforms to the rules. Sometimes, though, it's easy to tell that it was done by a do-it-yourselfer or a moron masquerading as an electrician. When I find those, I call for an investigation and correction by a reputable licensed electrician.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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