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Old 2020-09-27, 06:38 PM
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Default Main electrical panel located in garage (safe?)

Hi,
Just wondering if anyone in the forum here has bought with Regal Crest where the 200amp electrical panel and breaker is located in the garage. Most new homes we seen have been in the basement; some older homes in garage.

Does anyone know if there is a particular reason for this builder to locate it in the garage? We have concerns of like condensation, etc due to our harsh winters and less secure.

Hoping that this has cross other people's minds and have got some information on it.

Thanks.
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No issues. Have seen them placed in garages many times.
Usually it has to do with the distance between the panel and the meter.
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Thanks for the reply. Do you think this is something we could relocate to the basement? Or when you suspect it is due to distance from the meter, does that mean they could not run the 200amp any further?

We've had issues before where we got a power outage and we couldn't lock the garage door (had it open before the outage) so thinking it may not be best to have it in the garage.
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If it could be relocated it will be a significant amount of work and will still require a large junction the size of the breaker panel in the garage. I do not know the layout of your home.

There are many model of GDOs that have battery backups in them for a couple of operations.
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