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    Default Sub-Panel power off main lug on service panel

    Would it be acceptable to jump off the main lug to power a sub-panel that didn't have a main breaker. Main service panel was a GE 200 amp., the sub-panel didnt have a main breaker. TKS

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    Default Re: Sub-Panel power off main lug on service panel

    no, double tap not allowed.
    main panel more than likely overloaded
    repairs required


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    Default Re: Sub-Panel power off main lug on service panel

    Wayne, if the conductor was pig tailed, using proper techniques, to eliminate the double tap, would it be OK?


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    Default Re: Sub-Panel power off main lug on service panel

    Wayne, what are you basing your possibly overloaded comment on? Looks?

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    Default Re: Sub-Panel power off main lug on service panel

    'Yes', 'no', and 'not like that', along with 'the remote panel bus would need to be rated the same or higher than the rating of the main disconnect'.

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