Running Power to a horse barn
Needing some help on determining if I have enough load capacity in my existing load center or should I have a new line run from the transformer box. What is the recommended wire? Here is what I have currently in the house. I would like to install a 100amp load center in the barn. Any help would be appreciated.
200 amp load center
10 = 15amp circuits
9 = 20 amp circuits
well pump = (2) 20 amp circuits
A/C = (2) 30 amp circuits
Range = (2) 40 amp circuits
Dryer = (2) 30 amp circuits
4 lugs available
Expected load for the barn (32x40 pole barn)
4 stall lights (flourecent)
4 electrical outlets for water bucket deicers
1 large mercury outside pasture light
6 canister lights for under the lean-to
4 additonal light fixtures inside
6 misc electrical outlets inside
1 gfi for deicer outside
1 gable fan for exhaust
4 fans for stalls
I am approximatly 300 feet from the side of the house to the barn.
Coming off a house already served with 200 amps, that is a heck of a lot of demand in the barn.
Considering that you're 300 feet from the house (big money for wire and considerable voltage drop), I would advocate running another service to the barn from the transformer instead of tapping from the house. Your utility company might be willing to set another meter for you and pull the service if you can convince them that they're going to sell a lot more electricity.
jrclen...What he said. :thumbsup:
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