My current electrical panel is filled and I'm going to have a pool installed this year so I need to install a subpanel. (my current box doesn't support tandem breakers, etc)
Because I only need more space (and don't need it in a different location/building), I'm going to place the subpanel a few feet away from the main panel.
What do I need to know before installing it?
- Do I need it a certain distance away from the main panel?
- Can I have the sub-panel behind the main air duct off the furnace?
- What size wire do I need? The only loads I will have is an above ground pool (pump, filter, gas pool heater) and one or two circuits moved from the main panel to the subpanel so I can connect the subpanel to the filled main panel.
I still have some research to do, but I'm thinking 8/3 wire with a 40A breaker?