LumberJocks

Garage Remodel #5: 98% ready to call for 1st inspection

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Holbs posted 485 days ago 933 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: panelboard, remodel boxes, and pathway: check! Part 5 of Garage Remodel series Part 6: passed rough in & final in one shot! »

oooo… ALMOST ready. Caught myself in the end of doing a major booboo.
i “thought” the left buss bar was for neutrals and the right buss bar was for ground. but then i looked at the horizontal bar across the top connecting both. and i remembered my research: you can not connect neutrals and grounds in a sub-panel (this can only happen at the main disconnect panel). so i stopped and had to re-think. i get online and find out i have to order a separate part. PK23GTA is the Square D 23position ground bar i have to get at HD.



2 comments so far

View EEngineer's profile

EEngineer

890 posts in 2244 days


#1 posted 485 days ago

There is also a requirement for ground to be run from the main disconnect panel. Basically, you have to run 4 wires from the main panel (Hot-Hot-Neutral_Ground) and then connect a local ground out at the sub-panel. The latest NEC damned near requires a ground rod at the subpanel.

I rewired my garage last summer… best idea I ever had! Good luck!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

View Holbs's profile

Holbs

515 posts in 660 days


#2 posted 485 days ago

i ran 6/3 nm-b (with ground…the black cable in the middle of the bunch) for a 60amp run. this sub-panel is 5 feet away from main panel.

i just got back from HD as i had to purchase the grounding bar. I installed it. Luckily, it’s near the same height as what I thought was the right side grounding bar (which in fact, is the right neutral side). I’ll have to take a picture for an update.
I am un-sure how far along I must go for the 1st rough-in inspection. That is why I have not terminated the blacks & reds and the 6/3 cable. Nor have I terminated wires onto plugs yet.
Also, I cut out the drywall on the backside of the main panel so I can run in the 6/3. I’ll have to ask the inspector something because all of the existing house wires (about 10-12 of them including 6/3 (dryer or a/c unit cable), 12/2’s, etc) go thru ONE 3” hole on the backside of the main panel. I thought 10gauge and smaller were to be in their own knockout holes. I didnt even see any silicone or foam. I looked on the front side of the panel and there actually is no space for another knockout hole.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase