Q. Can I make splices, taps, or install feed-through conductors in a panel? A. Cabinets, cutout boxes, and meter socket enclosures can be used for conductors as feeding through, spliced, or tapping off to other enclosures, switches, or overcurrent devices where all of the following conditions are met [312.8]: • The total area of the conductors at any cross section doesn’t exceed 40% of the cross-sectional area of the space (Figure). • The total area of conductors, ...

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