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Old 06-04-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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wiring an electric sub panel located 130 ft from main panel


I had a workshop build and I want to install an electric sub panel. The subpanel would service a woodlathe that runs on 210 power and then I would want at least 4 additional outlets in the shop to run some smaller power tools that run on 110 power. The sub panel would be about 130 feet from the main power panel. About 60 lt of the power cable that feeds the subpanel would have to be burried under the ground the the other part of the cable would be run through my attic

What size of cable do I need to power the subpanel? What size of circuit breaker do I need to use in the main panel to feed the subpanel and the 7 circuit breakers in the subpanel.

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Old 06-04-2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need to hire an electrician. Not to mention depending on your location something like that also would need a permit.

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Old 06-04-2011, 03:35 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome.

Subpanels are one of the most often asked questions here, and a great DIY project as long as your area allows home-owners to do the work - most do. Suggest you use the search feature - you will find many threads and one or more will be very similar to what you are wanting to do - and after doing some research post any specific questions you have remaining or an outline of your plan for feedback.
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Hi and welcome.

Subpanels are one of the most often asked questions here, and a great DIY project as long as your area allows home-owners to do the work - most do. Suggest you use the search feature - you will find many threads and one or more will be very similar to what you are wanting to do - and after doing some research post any specific questions you have remaining or an outline of your plan for feedback.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:46 PM   #5
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Sounds like you need to hire an electrician. Not to mention depending on your location something like that also would need a permit.
You're new here. Helping people do this sort of project themselves is exactly what we do here. Does he have a lot to learn? Yes, that much is clear. Does he need to hire an electrician? Probably not, if he's willing to put in the effort to learn how to tackle this himself.
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