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Power Extension - My Garage

Discussion in 'California' started by slee, Oct 10, 2017.

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  1. slee

    slee Member

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    Hi Guys,

    My power panel is in my garage (See Pictures). Do you think that my panel can accommodate a new 50 Amp breaker? Can I add 50 amp breaker myself without a licensed electrician?

    Thanks,
    Sam
     

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  2. EVSteve

    EVSteve 110% Solar Powered

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    Add a 50A breaker to where? There are no available slots left.
     
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    I would add that if you don't know you do not have any open slots in the panel you should never do any electrical work ;)
     
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  4. kort677

    kort677 Banned

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    people like the OP really need to hire a professional electrician.
     
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  5. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Please hire a qualified electrician. It appears you have no more space to add a circuit in your existing panel.

    Do you have a Tesla on order?
     
  6. gregd

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    I'm guessing that this is a sub-panel, since there don't appear to be any main breakers present. They'd be in the top two slots, which are still covered. Where is the main panel, and what's it got? You will need to know what your overall service amperage is, in order to get a handle on the overall project scope. And, as others have noted, this panel looks to be out of slots. Combining the two 15A full-width singles into a pair of half-wides might get you a double slot for a 240v drop, but it would depend on what's underneath, and what the upstream breaker is.

    An electrician should be able to take a look and give you a general idea what you're in for. You may also need the help of the electric company (likely PG&E) to understand what upside your overall service might have. Both should be free.
     

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