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Old 08-04-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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i have just erected a 40ft x 30ft red iron workshop and i want to run service to it from house.distance from house to workshop is about 200ft going to have various recepticals and shop tool s.need some ideas what i might for serive thanks jim


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Wow, with that much space I could install one of every tool made(almost). Without specifying what you will install, I would guess a 100A panel is in order. That would allow for a lot of heavy duty equipment, including welders. And you could run them on 240. If you go smaller and need more, it is harder to make changes.


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Depending on the shop power requirements you may be looking at a service upgrade on the house.

The best way would be a demand load calculation for both the shop and house.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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