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Old 05-29-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
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What kind of wiring would I need for my garage im gonna be running air compressors, battery chargers, hand tools, a welder. can u tell me what will be some of the stuff i need. i already looked for an electrician but hes gonna charge quite a bit for just a house call just to tell me what i need and im trying to stay within my budget.

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Old 05-29-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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How many amps will you be drawing?

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Old 05-29-2006, 07:46 PM   #3
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i dont know
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:46 PM   #4
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The feeder wiring, or the internal circuit wiring, or both?
Detached?
Attached?
Underground?
How far?
How many air compressors?
What kind of tools?
How big of a welder?
Lighting?
Home or commercial?


Your original post left out a few details.....:confused: :confused:
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:50 PM   #5
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how many do u think i will be im not really experienced in electricity
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:58 PM   #6
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The feeder wiring, or the internal circuit wiring, or both?-i dont know sumin that will work
Detached? idk
Attached? idk
Underground? nope
How far? about 10 feet
How many air compressors? 1 big 1, 3 or 4 that run from a plug-in
What kind of tools? a circ saw and drill press & a tv
How big of a welder? its electric it runs from a black box plugin thing
Lighting? enough to light a 35x30 building
Home or commercial? this is at my home but i assume it could be commercial
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Well, from what I read I come to only one conclusion.
Hire a real electrician to do this job. Get a few estimates and advice on what you need to run what you have. They should not charge for an estimate.


"-i dont know sumin that will work"
"its electric it runs from a black box plugin thing"

From the replies you've given do you really feel you could do this job legally and safely???
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Ahh, come on Pete. The fire and ambulance guys have to make a living too. lol
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Chuckman, Look at your equipment. It should tell you on the data plate how many amps it draws. This will help give you some idea of what you will need.

But, after reading the rest of your posts...you may be better off with an electrician!
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prob right
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Speedy, are you hard headed or what? Black to black, white to white!!! What is so hard about that? I do it all Moe!
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I hope you were being sarcastic with that remark, if not you opened up a big can of smelly sh*t.
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Speedy and I go way back, don't worry about it, he knows where I'm coming from.

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