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Old 01-23-2012, 04:42 PM   #16
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If youre running a lot of stuff like compessors and welders in your garage have you thought about possibly just adding a sub panel in the garage to make it easier to upgrade your wiring out there as you add more big tools to your play area?
Sub-panel is a very good idea/suggestion. He probably would only need too, a 60 amp panel at most. That may, however, overload the main panel. If the main panel has a dryer, furnace, AC, etc. on it, then having a 60amp sub-panel will most likely overload the main. Also, if he has a sub-panel he will need a sub-panel with a built in cut off / interrupt switch; I believe that is require by code.


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Yes and they will continue to do so
But it creates safety problems.
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But it creates safety problems doing so.
Really? Which problems does it create?
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I notice a lot of people on here still say 110 and 220 but that's incorrect. The nominal voltage in the USA is 125 and 250.
Depends on what part of town youre in,voltage can varie block to block
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Really? Which problems does it create?
15 extra volts.
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How is that creating a safety problem?
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Depends on what part of town youre in,voltage can varie block to block
But those are still the nominal voltages here in the USA. Any voltage differences that exist are because of voltage drops, differences in transformer ratings, etc.
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15 extra volts.
What the hell does that mean?
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How is that creating a safety problem?
Mixing up voltages is not safe. Things have ratings for a reason.
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What the hell does that mean?
You can't do simple arithmetic???

125-110 = 25.
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Mixing up voltages is not safe. Things have ratings for a reason.
You clearly don't work with electric.
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You can't do simple arithmetic???

125-110 = 25.
Yea 25v
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But those are still the nominal voltages here in the USA. Any voltage differences that exist are because of voltage drops, differences in transformer ratings, etc.
So how is this going to affect me at 2 in the morning when i get 119 volts at the ssy on a furnace im working on should i be scared?
Ive done some of my best welding over the years running a 240v stick welder off of 277v,is that a bad thing?
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Yea 25v
Overvolting a circuit or device is very dangerous.
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Mixing up voltages is not safe. Things have ratings for a reason.
Can you give me an example?

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