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How to Install a Subpanel



How to install a subpanel the right way. In this video we’re installing a subpanel in the house where the main panel is coming in. So you wouldn’t need to install a separate grounding rod. However is this was installed in a detached building like a garage then yes you would install a separate grounding rod. See more at http://www.askmediy.com/subpanel-installation/

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30 Comments

  1. bob dougan

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Great video! You explained isolating the neutral bar from the ground bar in the subpanel very clearly. I'll be sure to remove the green bonding screw. Thank you

  2. feistyferret

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Does this install apply for Canada as well?

  3. Viper fukgoogPlus

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Do as I say, Not as I do….Guy never shut the main breaker off..

  4. Twisted Sifter

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Why in the hell does the manufacturer make it to where you have to buy a ground bar, they should come complete, but they don't and it's bullshit , thanks seimens !

  5. Tim Birmingham

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    In your reference of short-run to the sub-panel, versus a longer run to a detached building, you didn't indicate whether or not there might be a point of distance – 25-ft, 50-ft, 100-ft – where a separate grounding rod may become necessary. We've run 6/3 from a 60A breaker across the basement through the floor joists to a subpanel in an attached garage to power a small workshop…a run just shy of 100 feet. To ground, or not to ground? That is the question.

  6. Raul Hernandez

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Can i connect a subpanel from a threephase panel?

  7. gyver471

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Great job on this video thank you for being thorough your videos have saved me $1000s

  8. שמעון בן אברהם אבינו

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    F off youtube with your commercials

  9. James Davies

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    What wire did you run for 50 amp sub? 6-3? Sorry if you mentioned it in the video.

  10. heted1

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Excellent explanation of how to install a sub panel.

  11. johngmc65

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Never flip the breaker until it's finished!!!!!

  12. johngmc65

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Thank You Sir I already have ground rods on all my out buildings! Do I still need 4 wires? My Dad always said out buildings need an earth ground but back in the day We used the 3 wire system as most folks did in the 50s and 60s. I'm hoping that an ad on safety wire would meet future codes.

  13. johngmc65

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Sir I live at a very old estate and all the out buildings have three wires going to them. My question is can I run a safety ground wire in a separate conduit? Will it pass code? I am on a very limited budget and cannot afford a complete re-wire. But I want to improve the condition of the estate so when I pass it down to future family members it will pass code.

  14. William Shedd

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Great information. Why would anyone sell a sub panel without a ground bus? Is there some situation where you wouldn't require one?

  15. richardvg03

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Thanks for making this easy to understand! Have you thought about doing a video showing how to install overhead wiring to an outbuilding?

  16. JonGabriel Minney

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    thank you

  17. Neal Harris

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Great video. Thank you! What would labor cost (rough estimate) to install one of these? Just so I know if I'm getting screwed. I understand it can very, just looking for a ball park. Would be running it to a detached garage. About 40' of wire to run.

  18. luis Lopez

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    what great video thanks man for your videos.

  19. Oscar Marcano

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Good info ese, doing a hot tub hookup

  20. EverythingOutdoors

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    For a 100 amp sup panel am I good with using a #4 wire from the main to the sub and if so what size breaker for the feeder wire since it's a 100 amp sub wouldn't it be a 100 amp breaker

  21. Scott Smith

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I have been putting together a workshop in my basement, and I recently bought a welder that needs a 220v outlet on a dedicated circuit, but I only have a single circuit breaker space left on my panel. Would installing a subpanel for all of my shop circuits be an adequate solution, or is there a better way to meet my power needs?

  22. Alex R

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Very simple and safe clear way to explain this thanks for the info mrs. Dominic

  23. Roy

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    so in order to add breakers to your panel you have to have breakers open… nice.

  24. Kurt Hermano

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    why he did not remove the ground screw?it still.bonded.tnx

  25. Matthew Nichols

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I know a lot of pro electritons and your work is the best and easiest to understand. !!!

  26. Ch Chh

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    why is grounding rod not required in attach sub panel and required in detached building??

  27. john james

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    very nice…thanks for clearing up a couple questions concerning neutral and ground bus bars in sub-panel…

  28. jamus elkins

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I have 2 220 volt appliances that have to share a 30 amp breaker. I have no spaces left on my 100 amp main breaker box. right now I have them split at the dryer outlet which is bad and I unplug the other (water heater) when I run the dryer. this is all because I took out a gas water heater and replaced it with electric. too late now to go back to gas. suggestions ?
    was gonna run the dryer line from the main box to a sub panel box using a 50 amp breaker at the main and 2 30 amp breakers at the sub for my 2 appliances and then run separate lines to the dryer and water heater.

  29. Mangle The Fox

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    so if it ran to detached building do you run ground to house and ground bar out side are just run ground to ground bar outside

  30. Shaleem Ramdeen

    November 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Good work. Thank you

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