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i have #2 wire frome meter too double 125 main breakers can i jumper from #2 wire to feed new panel maybe another double 125

Deer Park, TX?

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Deer Park, TX... Is that where the water comes from?? I'm sitting here drinking a cold bottle of Deer Park now :)

I am sure some here will prob want to see pics to be able to help you out... I know very little about electrical questions, but there are a few different people here who are a wealth of knowledge!

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Deer Park, TX... Is that where the water comes from?? I'm sitting here drinking a cold bottle of Deer Park now :)

I can assure you that you don't want water from Deer Park, TX. It's pretty much just chemical plants there.... No deer there...

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I can assure you that you don't want water from Deer Park, TX. It's pretty much just chemical plants there.... No deer there...

yes we have chemical plants and we still have deer also!!! not sure but i think the water in spring tx. just like the water in deer park all comes from the same place <lake houston> and you thought my water was bad

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i have #2 wire frome meter too double 125 main breakers can i jumper from #2 wire to feed new panel maybe another double 125

If I understand correctly, if you have room you can install a 50A Double Pole Breaker and run that to a 100A Sub, Giving you 100A of 110V. I tied into my A/C Disconnect at 30A and ran 60A of 110V into the garage, giving me plenty for my controllers.

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i have #2 wire frome meter too double 125 main breakers can i jumper from #2 wire to feed new panel maybe another double 125

If I understand correctly that you want to feed two 125 amp panels with the #2 wire from the meter....

The short answer is no! BAD IDEA!! The #2 wire is rated for 125 amp service (NEC RULE 310-13). If you want to install another double 125 amp panel, your service needs to be updated to 250 amp. This would require 2/0 size wire which is twice as large as the #2 you currently have.

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If I understand correctly, if you have room you can install a 50A Double Pole Breaker and run that to a 100A Sub, Giving you 100A of 110V. I tied into my A/C Disconnect at 30A and ran 60A of 110V into the garage, giving me plenty for my controllers.

thanks for the response dont have room to add another breaker will try to post some pics later today

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yes deer park texas

Don't drink the water.

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To make room in your breaker panel get a couple tandem breakers to combine a couple circuits. Then you can add the double pole 50 amp to add the sub panel. I used these to add a couple more outside outlet circuits.

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To make room in your breaker panel get a couple tandem breakers to combine a couple circuits. Then you can add the double pole 50 amp to add the sub panel. I used these to add a couple more outside outlet circuits.

Yes, I did the same thing with my panel. The OP should just keep in mind this will give him more circuits, but does not increase the available current. He is still limited to 125 amps.

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thanks for the response dont have room to add another breaker will try to post some pics later today

I had the same issue. In combination of using double circuits, I moved some of the older circuits to the new panel. Yes, remember you're still limited to 125 Amps. if you want to increase the Amps of your panel, you're going to have to increase the wire size and (more than likely) the panel itself.

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