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#1 posted 09-07-2016 08:10 PM

Well, I decided to look into my panel a bit more. What would be nice, is if I could install a sub-panel just to the left of the main panel. Basically on the other side of the stud. That would be the shortest distance I could imagine, and it would still be in a convenient location in our garage. There are knockouts on the sides of the main panel, and they butt right up to the stud. I’m sure there is some sort of regulation for running cable through a stud, but I’m just wondering if I’m way off base?

You can see the unused 50a that I’m talking about. Would that breaker be suitable to power the sub-panel?

It sound like I may as well install a flush mount sub panel. Can I still bring the cable to the surface and run it externally through conduit?

Thanks to everyone who has commented so far!

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