Electrical Subpanel

Eddy-CurrentSeptember 3, 2013

I am going to change an electrical sub-panel from fuses to circuit breakers. The cable feeding the sub-panel has no equipment ground (just 3 wires). How should I proceed?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ron Natalie

Run a ground. How that is accomplished would depend on what the feeder is now. I suspect you'd be best to pull a whole new cable with ground though.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 8:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thank you Ronnatalie
I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately, The panels are far away from the meter-mains and it's a finished 4 unit building with no crawl space above or below. In order to do that amount of work I would have had to approximately quadruple my bid, so it appears that I have to deal with what I have. But Thanks anyway.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 4:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

you bid a job like that without looking at what exactly you were getting into?

I'd be out of business if I did stuff like that.....

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 7:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ron Natalie

Eddy, you appear to be way outside your element here. This is real basic stuff and you appear to have screwed up your bid badly as HEXUS states. Further, I'm beginning to have my doubts about whether you are an electrician at all. If not, you have no business working on this wiring PERIOD. Multiunit buildings that other people are expected to survive in is no place for amateurs.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2013 at 11:26AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Goodbye Phone Jack: what to do with wires?
We want to remove this phone jack. It's in a useless...
Confused & need help please
I know just about zero when it comes to electricity....
Wireless light switch for switched outlet?
So we have no overhead lighting in any of our bedrooms,...
Need to Understand GFCI Requirements.
I posted this in the remodeling section, but I think...
Swimming pool wiring
I have 2 gfci circuits operating two pool pumps. Is...
Sponsored Products
Green Maru Round Paper Lantern
Cost Plus World Market
Antique White Ceiling Fan with 52-Inch Contractors Design Antique White Blades a
$109.95 | Bellacor
Lucerne Lion's Head Electric Fountain
Grandin Road
Raimond Zafu LED Suspension by Moooi
$4,198.00 | Lumens
Tom Dixon | Mini Ball for Tripod Floor Lamp
$475.00 | YLighting
Nordic Style Wood Floor Lamp with White Linen Crash Shade
Electric 3.5-quart Stainless Steel Deep Fryer
Deco Design Solid Brass Blank Plate
Signature Hardware
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™