On Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 12:58:52 PM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Will it even fit? As to code aspects, IDK, but I would guess
it probably isn't OK to install anything in the panel other
than the breakers it was intended for. Gfre will probably see
this and have the answer. But, depending on who makes the
panel, there are surge protectors in the form factor of a
circuit breaker that you could use, if one is available for
your panel. I think Square D makes them, maybe Siemens too.
On Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1:21:37 PM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
Another problem. Surge protectors have lights to indicate
that they are working, not shot. With it inside the panel,
you won't be able to see it.
I take it the problem with the drywall is that it's a finished
area and you don't want to mount it to the drywall?
On Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:58:47 -0700 (PDT), email@example.com
It is a yes and no situation,, No it is not legal, yes it happens all
The "legal" way to do it is to find a spot in the panel with a vacant
block of knockouts adjacent to the hollow of the wall, top or bottom.
Cut out the drywall, sneak a box in there with a short nipple on it,
going into the KO and if you are lucky/careful a blank cover will
cover the hole around the box. Put the protector in that box..
Personally I would just put it in the panelboard enclosure and "come
and get me copper"
I never heard of it done that way. It is not likely that the device would
be approved for that type of installation.
Off the top of my head I am thinking that you could possibly install an acc
ess door (6" x 6"?) below the panel and mount the device properly through t
he access door. McMaster-Carr has a lot of choices in access doors. I thi
nk that I saw a few at Home Depot. Below is a link to access doors on Amaz
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