How To Tell How Big My Panel Is??? - Electrical - Page 5 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 01-13-2010, 12:07 PM   #61
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 164
Rewards Points: 150
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave View Post
You would only need 200a in the garage if:

Running a lot of heat/HVAC & running a lot of toosl etc at the same time
Plus having a 50a hot tub off that panel
and an electric dryer...electric stove...fridge...WH
Basically its enough to power an entire house
I know home shops with lots of tools that do not have 200a to the garage

I can't see needed more then 100a

Since when is getting quotes window shopping ?
We tell everyone here to get several quotes

And I would never turn everything on in the house just to see how much I am using
You do a whole house load calc, then you determine what devices may be on at the same time
The whole house calc determines if your service is sufficient
Yea, just a basic garage nothing to fancy.

Maybe the next guy wants all that but he/she can pay for it at that time.
canyonbc is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-13-2010, 04:55 PM   #62
Electrical Contractor
 
kbsparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Delmarva
Posts: 3,368
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default


That electrician is trying to sell you a bill of goods. Way more "goods" than you need.

Some outfits try to sell you as much as they can, whether you need it or not.

Call some more contractors and ask for recommendations and quotes.

A typical garage doesn't need more than a 60 Amp service, unless you are planning on building an apartment in there, or welding, or a workshop, or have a couple of ceramic kilns operating at the same time. Lights, a few outlets, maybe an air compressor, etc. can safely operate with a 60 Amp service, with plenty of capacity to spare.
__________________
-KB

Life is uncertain -- eat dessert first!!
kbsparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-13-2010, 10:51 PM   #63
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 164
Rewards Points: 150
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by kbsparky View Post
That electrician is trying to sell you a bill of goods. Way more "goods" than you need.

Some outfits try to sell you as much as they can, whether you need it or not.

Call some more contractors and ask for recommendations and quotes.

A typical garage doesn't need more than a 60 Amp service, unless you are planning on building an apartment in there, or welding, or a workshop, or have a couple of ceramic kilns operating at the same time. Lights, a few outlets, maybe an air compressor, etc. can safely operate with a 60 Amp service, with plenty of capacity to spare.
Thats all I am going for, a quilt room primarily.

Yea, I called some family friends in the area to get some references got some other names to call and get quotes.
canyonbc is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Multiple Panel Question theatretch85 Electrical 7 09-29-2016 07:15 PM
100 -> 200 amp panel upgrade questions philipjcaputo Electrical 1 10-30-2009 03:35 AM
Replacing 2 Sub Panels with 1 Larger Panel GuitarJack Electrical 7 08-25-2009 08:43 PM
Replacement Meter Panel leonard_voet Electrical 19 04-09-2008 10:27 AM
Installing new (service?) breaker panel and generator panel Nhrafan Electrical 6 04-01-2008 03:03 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts