As the title says, we have a 100A main coming into the house. We need another 100A panel for some servers, however there are no open spots in our main panel.
Our electrician mentioned instead of running a subpanel, he can run a second panel off of the main line.
Is this something that would pass inspection. He has been an electrician for some time but I’m wondering if he is being lazy?
What is the proper way to add a 100A panel in a location about 10 feet from the original.
Run conduit along the ouside of the house from the main line (after the meter?) to a second main panel. They are both outside panels.
Upgrade the main to a larger panel (200A?) to have more open spots for a 100A breaker for the sub panel?
This is in northern California.