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Old 06-29-2009, 09:21 PM   #16
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It has to be inspected by the county inspector either way.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:06 AM   #17
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This isn't exactly DIY, but the last dozen or so traffic light control cabinets I've set have 60 amp single pole breakers as a main.

Occasionally (rarely), i've installed 50 amp 120 volt receptacles for food service equipment. (Again, not quite DIY).

Some of the generator winding heaters (to keep the moisture out when they're not running) at the power plants I've worked on have 40 or 50 amp single pole breakers. (A long way from DIY!).

The largest single pole breaker I've ever installed at a house was a 30, for a 30 amp travel trailer receptacle. (Certainly DIY).

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I could use a 50 or 60 amp circuit breaker for my christmas lights. I figure when a 50 amp, I could run about 850 7 watt C9 lights on my house.


Yeah, some day my house will be up to the National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation level.
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I run into 60 A single pole once a while but not very often the last one I ran into was used for commercal parking lot luminaires { that wired for 120 volts }

But 30 amp single pole yeah pretty common to find it but the 40 and 50 single pole it is little more odd items to use the last 50 amp single pole was used for copy machine in the office building { now that is pretty much done for it so got three phase verison to slove voltage issue }

But for commercal / industrail use I do see them from time to time but I look up one manufacter catalog book IIRC they did have 100 amp single pole C'est Grand ??

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I could use a 50 or 60 amp circuit breaker for my christmas lights. I figure when a 50 amp, I could run about 850 7 watt C9 lights on my house.


Yeah, some day my house will be up to the National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation level.
Better off with multiple 20a runs
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Nice. I'll have to look into doing that instead.

I eventually, want to set my lights up with dmx dimmer packs, and some light control software to run to music. Our Church runs a "Living Christmas Tree" with about 110,000 lights on it, 7 colors, 13 levels, each color on each level, individually dimmable. We can get some cool effects on it, and plan on eventually building a matrix system.
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