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Old 07-06-2008, 10:34 AM   #16
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Ah, that's correct theatretech85, gas. Goodness J.V. that was an awful that of typing that a little careful reading might have prevented.lol.
I'm sorry, I got a little ahead of myself (READING).

Thanks Chris for the reminder. I guess I was sleeping on that one too! (attached) No main required.

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Old 07-06-2008, 04:22 PM   #17
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HAHA! Artie2 might have found his way to the wrong forum! Anyway,theatretch85 is correct,this will be an entry area with enhancements. Laundry room maybe,dog drying off area, and kind of a place to hang when it starts getting nasty late in the fall. All of these are reasons that I'm leaning toward going 50 amp( despite your good ideas on balancing theatre).When I do upgrades such as this I always go the extra mile so why stop now?
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HAHA! Artie2 might have found his way to the wrong forum! Anyway,theatretch85 is correct,this will be an entry area with enhancements. Laundry room maybe,dog drying off area, and kind of a place to hang when it starts getting nasty late in the fall. All of these are reasons that I'm leaning toward going 50 amp( despite your good ideas on balancing theatre).When I do upgrades such as this I always go the extra mile so why stop now?
Its good your going for 50 amp...just be aware of the evil voltage drop...gas dryer? 30 amp on 50 amp panel leaves you 20 amp....
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Its good your going for 50 amp...just be aware of the evil voltage drop...gas dryer? 30 amp on 50 amp panel leaves you 20 amp....
If I added up all the breakers in my panel it would be somewhere in the 300 400 amp range. The panel is 200 amp.
He can have a 50 amp sub and put in as many breakers as he wants and the panel will accept. Just because he has a 50 amp panel does not mean he has only 20 amps left
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If I added up all the breakers in my panel it would be somewhere in the 300 400 amp range. The panel is 200 amp.
He can have a 50 amp sub and put in as many breakers as he wants and the panel will accept. Just because he has a 50 amp panel does not mean he has only 20 amps left

Yea I know, I just mean his sb might not handle many heavy loads if he uses heavy loads alot.
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Yea I know, I just mean his sb might not handle many heavy loads if he uses heavy loads alot.
It will handle the load of the main service panel breaker.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:41 PM   #22
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Why is this even a discussion still? The op said he was going with a 50 amp service. Also, he has a GAS dryer, the old dryer was electric and used a 30 amp outlet. A gas dryer does not take anywhere near the power required by an electric dryer. With a 50 amp service he will have more than enough power for what he is planning on doing with that circuit, and plenty of room for future expansion.

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