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Old 01-12-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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Wire size for small outdoor shop??

Hi everyone, I have wired my outside shop and now need to run my main power from the house. I am thinking of installing a 100 amp panel inside the shop and wondering the best size wire and breaker I would need.

Circuit 1
3 Florescent lights
2 outdoor floods (motion)
(15 amp breaker)

Circuit 2
1 dedicated recep
(20 amp breaker)

Circuit 3
6 inside shop receps
( 20 amp breaker)

Thanks in advance for all your help


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Old 01-12-2010, 05:14 PM   #2
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Everyone here has been helping me a ton in a similar issue. I am looking to build a detached garage.

I am sure for everyone to help they are going to ask some questions.

A. What size panel is your main panel and how full?
- Pictures always help?

b. How far is the distance from the main panel to the sub panel?
- I have learned (from members here) that there are voltage calculators

C. I would read the two threads I started,

What size is my panel?


Panel for garage.


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