Panel Layout of Breakers - Does It Matter?
I've seen a couple of recommendations on panel layout and I was wondering if there' a conscensus on design or does everyone just do it "their way" and it doesn't really matter.
Some say stack all the 2-pole breakers on the right side and others say to alternate them at the top. My current GE panel has them all on the right but I'm thinking of putting them at the top with my QO panel.
Seems to me if you stack them that would be worse from a heat buildup perspective since 2-pole breakers are heavier loads and generate more heat... and each one would affect the one above and so on. It would also seem that placing the heavier loads at the top where they are closer to the start of the power busses would be better.
Thoughts? Would love to see some pictures of various designs.