Originally Posted By: roconnor
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Looks like a Main Lug Only (MLO) sub-panel in a garage. I would assume there is (or should be) a breaker in the service panel for that, which would protect the feeder wires too.
But those feeder wires should be in conduit all the way to the panel (looks like the conduit may stop at the wall). Running plain conductors inside a stud wall space is not an acceptable wiring method (IRC/NEC) ... ![icon_eek.gif](upload://yuxgmvDDEGIQPAyP9sRnK0D0CCY.gif)
Dave ... There is nothing wrong with the orientation of the panel, and it would only be an issue if there was a main breaker/disconnect (MD) with down as the on/energized position. Even if it's a panel with an MD, many (not all) are made with the main disconnect operating left/right, so it really doesn't matter there either if that is at the top or bottom ...
Just my 2-nickles
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