Moved into an older home that has 100 amp service.
Will be hiring an electrician to update it to 150 or 200 amps, but would
to get some comments and information on how to handle the following problem,
before I do so.
The present service box is recessed into an area that does not have the
room to accept a larger box. Not practical to cut a larger opening there.
However, plenty of room about six feet away.
But, all the wires coming in for the 25 or so circuits do not have the
make it to a new, six foot distant, location.
What are some options in handling this, please ?
If new extension pieces of wire are just spliced onto the old wires using
wire-nuts, these nuts can't be just left
dangling in space, can they ?
Or, if they are all packed into the old box (e.g., with the breaker panel
probably violates some codes as to the number of wire nuts in a given volume
(or does it ?)
How would / should this type of problem normally be handled ?