||10-07-2012 05:15 PM
can I wire in power for a water heater?
I am adding a standard 2 element 40 gallon tank style water heater to the cabin. I can bring power to it from two different places. I have 200 amps available at the power meter. At the meter there is a 100 amp breaker and 100 amp line going to the breaker box. At the breaker box, there are 2 20 amp breakers for the well pump and 2 20 amp breakers for the dryar. (the dryar is "high effency" and supposedly uses less power than a normal dryar.) The cook stove and oven are Propaine. There is no other power usage other than the normal stuff like the refridgerator, toaster, microwave, lights, tv... etc... In the winter I use 2 electric heaters where the woodstove heat doesnt get too. One of the 20 amp breakers is not even being used and I think I have an available spot for another 20 amp breaker. If there is not enough space in the breaker box, I can put in a breaker at the meter and run a line just for the water heater. When looking at the pics, pay no mind to the 200 amp breaker at the meter. It is dead. It was left there because the electrician that rewired it left it didnt want to leave an open hole in the panel. Any help on how to wire this in would be greatly apreciated!!