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Old 04-09-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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I am builing a detached garage and pulling electric off my 200 amp house electric (don't want a seperate meter) It will have a one bedroom apt, kitchen, bath, water heater, washer dryer. I want enough amps but not overkill because i am assuming the more amps the bigger the wire and more $$ it will take to run the 150' or so from house. I dont need a big compressor or heavy woodworking etc. in garage.
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Will this be a legal apartment?
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yes, I forgot to mention it will have a mini split hvac sized for about 350 sq. ft.
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Will it be all electric or gas stove, water heater, and furnance??
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You REALLY need to have a load calculation done, but from experience I'd say a 90 or 100A feeder is in order.
If this were just an apartment, you may get away with a 60A feeder, but even that is highly unlikely seeing as you'll have a laundry and electric (I assume) water heater, which would certainly be coincidental loads.
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Minimum 100 amp Panel ...
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