enter image description hereOdd as it sounds, the few inches gained by simply rotating an electrical panel in its current location just 1/4 turn during our renovation (so that it faces south instead of west) will allow us to install an additional appliance on the wall where we gain those few inches. Should that be feasible with the existing wiring? Would splicing in a few extra inches on one or more circuits if needed be permissible (we're in Washington, DC)? Any downside to doing this if actually doable? Many thanks,

AE in DC

  • Can you post a photo of the panel in its surroundings? – ThreePhaseEel Apr 23 at 1:21
  • Thanks very much! I'll post one ASAP but don't have one handy, sorry to say, and am not living at or near the job site. FWIW, the panel is at Code height (3-4 ft off the ground) about 6" from the corner of the wall I need to gain the space on facing west into the kitchen area. The wall it's in forms the left side of a closet on the south-facing wall that creates the corner, so there's several open feet of space behind the panel. Hope that paints enough of a picture. – A Eisgrau Apr 23 at 1:25
  • If you could draw out a diagram of the situation, that would actually be quite swell as well :) – ThreePhaseEel Apr 23 at 2:43
  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. My understanding is that any "splice" would need to be contained within an accessible utility box, but perhaps one of our pros could comment,. – Daniel Griscom Apr 23 at 12:02
  • Hi. Have a sketch to post but unclear from the site how to post a photo of it. Advice appreciated. – A Eisgrau Apr 23 at 22:54

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