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Thread: Whole House Surge Protectors
03-05-2013, 05:03 PM #14
I must point out that a homeowner should not work inside the panelboard cabinet unless they have specific training and are safe to do such work.
03-05-2013, 05:30 PM #15
03-05-2013, 08:16 PM #16
03-06-2013, 12:56 PM #17
I'm not interested in purchasing my own equipment and having someone install it, and I really don't want it inside my sub-panel. Guess I'll keep calling until I find someone who has experience installing Type 1 SPDs.... or else give in and go with a Type 2 inside the sub-panel, which I'm certain is the less expensive option.
03-06-2013, 02:55 PM #18
The sycom surge protectors like mike Holmes uses work great. They are available either way (outside of panel or breaker style)
03-06-2013, 08:57 PM #19
03-07-2013, 11:06 AM #20
Your breaker panel appears to be mounted on top of the wall surface, like I had in the basement where I lived in VA. In Florida, my main is mounted to the cement block wall outside the house adjacent to the meter can, but the indoor sub-panel is recessed between the wall studs in the laundry room, so the door of the panel is flush with the wallboard (see image below). All wiring is hidden behind the wallboard. It's a Square D panel, so there is no place for mounting such a device inside the panel.
The device you have is similar to the one my HVAC contractor proposed for use at the A/C disconnect, but I just don't see this type of SPD serving as a "whole house" solution for my home.
03-07-2013, 11:44 AM #21