Okay, so I have a basic 20 amp MWBC circuit running to my shed via 12/3, from a 2 pole 20a breaker inside the house. Right now it just splits from a small disconnect, to a bank of switches for indoor/outdoor lights, intex pool pump, and various outlets.
It there anything wrong with putting a sub small panel just so I can lock it from unauthorized access? Such as, neighbors little children that like to run rampid and play with switches. I usually have a lot of company, and I rather lock off the panel so I don't have anyone messing with the lighting, or turn on the outlet for my table saw.
Not really as a needed, over-current device, but I guess a giant locking switch box.
I know the deal on a sub panel, such as keeping the grounds and neutrals separate.
you could. but why not just put a disconnect switch in the house? 2-pole 20-amp "light switch" and a box and cover is ten-twelve bucks.
it also avoids potential issues in colder climates with whatever sub is on sale. if an indoor only unit, could condense moisture and short out. never a good thing.
a locking service box, the traditional pull-arm with a blade switch inside at point of usage, appears to run over $100 these days.This message has been edited. Last edited by: swschrad,
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
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