Posted by: MarkC (old forum transfer)
03 Sep 2002 03:31 pm
This is long, but I tried to make it detailed as possible!
I am in the process of a remodel and want to install a 100 amp lug only Non-Service Rated Panel in the attic (or in the bedroom – not my wife’s first choice) that is fed by my new 200 amp service panel in the garage. I want to, among other things, get rid of the 30 year old 14 gauge AL wiring. I want to run 6/3 with ground from a 60 amp breaker on the main. I will isolate the ground from the neutral in the sub panel and connect the ground to the main’s grounding lug via the ground wire in the 6/3.
Here are the 6 circuits described
Circuit #1: Master bath - 3 GFCI plugs, 20 amp. (no lights over shower).
Circuit #2: Master bath lighting, exhaust fan, closet light – master closet bedroom light. 15 amp.
Circuit #3: Master bedroom 6 duplex receptacles. 20 amp
Circuit #4: Kid’s bathroom – 2 GFCI. 20 amp
Circuit #5: 2 kid’s bedrooms – 8 duplex receptacles, 20 amp
Circuit #6: 2 kids bedroom and closet lights, hall lights (2), kids bathroom lights, attic light, doorbell transformer, duplex in hall and duplex in master closet. 15 amp.
Am I missing or overlooking something here? Also there is a sub panel in the attic now that used to feed power to the old electric central heat unit before we converted to gas. However it is hard to get to (behind the new air handler). I want to put the new one located as you go up the attic access ladder where I built a deck for storage access. There is 6.5 feet of vertical clearance, but I will need to add a 2 X 4 or plywood to mount it on. Is an attic installation legal?
Thanks in advance!