I'm building a new house in the country. There are no inspection
issues as the county doesn't do that. However, we do want to adhere to
code wherever possible. I built my current house and this new one will
be elsewhere on the same property. I do plan to have an electrician do
the breaker box(es) and supply from the utility, the meter etc. One
question I have though, is can the breaker box be located centrally so
that it's shorter runs to where the electrical needs to go throughout
the house. Regarding some sort of main shutoff, I was thinking of
having a cutoff switch just inside the garage door, but then the
breakers in a box centrally located in the house.
Is this a logical thing to do, and if so, what is the main cutoff
actually called? If I'm talking with an electrician, how do I explain
what it is we want to do here?