We recently installed a subpanel, installed it ourselves and had it inspected. Now, as part of the ongoing renovation of the house, we have decided we need to move the panel over 22 inches. The 6 awg cable won't reach that far (why O why did we not build in some slack?). The cable comes up from the basement into the attic floor then across the floor about 10 ft then down into the subpanel, which has its highest switch at 5ft above floor.
So far the ideas we have are:
- Build a bulkhead so the cable can go diagonally across that space, which gives us some - not much - slack.
- Raise the subpanel so that the highest switch is 6ft 7" above floor (which I think is code max) - altho I think we'd still be short 5".
- Pull new 6 awg. This is feasible because the drywall it runs behind is not yet finished.
Any recommendations, ideas? Thx