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Old 12-31-2012, 08:44 AM   #16
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Yep. Welcome to the farm. It's not Gangnam Style...it's old style.

The current service is 60 amps. Grandpa and Grandma are very good at orchestrating their various activities to prevent overloading. The new 125 should provide some relief with the use of electric heaters.

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:51 AM   #17
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Electric heaters make the 125 amp service seem smaller than awfully small.

Better do a load analysis, using the specific guidelines in the National Electric Code.

In addition, your town may require that a service large enough to accommodate the results of your load analysis. Promising not to overload (orchestrating your various activities) does not grant you a variance or exception to the code.

Built in (hard wired) electric heaters must be included in your load calculations.
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Electric heaters make the 125 amp service seem smaller than awfully small.

Better do a load analysis, using the specific guidelines in the National Electric Code.

In addition, your town may require that a service large enough to accommodate the results of your load analysis. Promising not to overload (orchestrating your various activities) does not grant you a variance or exception to the code.

Built in (hard wired) electric heaters must be included in your load calculations.
1800 watt portable heaters to supplement the Wood stove.

Town? What town? POCO is a REC. And, the 125 amp service might be (not sure yet) a function of what is made available by the REC.

The only code enforcement is self-governance.

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