Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-28-2011, 01:11 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Electric service to new garage


First time poster here, hope to find some help to finish my summer project.
I demolished an old garage and built a new, larger one. I want to put a 100 amp breaker panel in the new building. I have a 200 amp panel in the basement of my house and plan to run the power from it. My plan is to run a 1 1/2" PVC rigid conduit from the exsisting panel the length of the basement, out through the wall, drop down 2' below grade and across the yard and up to enter the new building. About 75' total of PVC piping. In the PVC I will pull 3- #3 THHN conductors and 1- #6 THHN as a ground.

My questions are:
1. Is the grounding wire big enough?
2. Do I need to pull a bonding wire and if so what size?
3. Do I need a main breaker panel or a panel with main lugs in the garage?
4. Do I need to ground the new panel to a ground rod?
5. Is there a better way of doing this job?

Thanks,
Gary
mstbowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to properly ground electric service mac70pete Electrical 1 05-25-2011 05:39 PM
Wiring Size Calculations for New Service CorinthWest Electrical 7 12-07-2010 11:36 AM
Temporary service to garage bushmoose Electrical 0 10-17-2010 03:02 PM
Electric in garage kelr Building & Construction 3 04-15-2005 07:50 PM
electric service in garage kelr Electrical 2 03-26-2005 08:38 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.