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  1. Electrical
    Hello, I am completing a new detached garage and I need help with the electrical. I have two circuit breakers in the main panel of the house for the garage, one 15 amp for all the lights and one 20 amp for all the GFCI outlets. These are feed in rigid conduit underground to the garage using 12...
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    Could I get a fundamental check on my plan to wire an outside wooden building with a 120v or 220v sub panel? I currently am feeding lights and AC unit with an extension cord, have been doing so for about 2 years. Now we would like to put a chest freezer in soon and possibly a fridge in the...
  3. Electrical
    Wiring in my house is extremely old (mostly cloth), grounded at the main breaker panel but not bonded, and i also have breakers that are not labeled right, feeds that are spliced with other circuits (meaning that when I turn the power off to a breaker and then follow that line to its termination...
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    Hi all! Former Tradesman, Cowboy, Real Estate's the new Trade, coastal GA area. Find myself referring to this site to read and find answers for those specific questions I have mid project. DIY expert...HAH that's why I'm here, right? Hope to get a lot of great advice and contribute when my...
  5. Electrical
    I'm adding a bunch of machines to my garage and am planning on running many of them off 220V service, but my main house panel is full. First, I went to check the amount of service coming into the panel and only then did I realize that my panel in my garage is actually a sub-panel. The main...
  6. Electrical
    I'm running a line for a new sub panel for an outdoor hot tub. The company (Hot Springs) provides the sub panel with GFCI breakers (20 & 30 amps). I have a main panel with Eaton BR AFCI breakers in a newly built home. Do I need a 50amp AFCI breaker in the main panel if I have GFCI breakers...
  7. Electrical
    Hello all, it seems like you all have a lot of knowledge so I'm hoping you guys may be able to answer a few questions for me. Here's what I'm doing, I built a garage about 150' from my house and now am trying to run electric from my main panel in the house. I have a 150 amp main and a 100 amp...
  8. Electrical
    My house has a 200 amp service panel with two 100 amp breakers which feed two remote sub panels. Cables, 2 hots and neutral, from one of the 100 amp breakers on the service panel, and feeding one of the sub panels, are routed through a 200A dual throw transfer switch (adjacent to the service...
  9. Electrical
    I have a sub panel in my garage the is fed from the Square D main panel in my house and I am attempting to install a Square D 20A GFCI breaker in the Square D sub panel. The GFCI breaker is going to replace a regular 20A breaker. The only items on this circuit will be 8 outlets. I have the...
  10. Electrical
    I am very much a novice so please speak verrryyy sloowwlyy! :-) I would like to run a sub panel out to my garage to run an 80 gal (4hp) compressor. -- I have a 200 amp shut-off panel on the outside of my house which runs to a 200 amp breaker panel in the house. I was told to think of the outside...
  11. Electrical
    For my personal education, please explain the difference in these two MHF cables (mainly the difference in the neutral and ground sizes and why each variation is produced). 2/0-2/0-2/0-1 2/0-2/0-1-4 Under what cirumstances is the larger neutral required? Installing in U/G conduit going 300...
  12. Electrical
    I'm installing a sub panel in a new "barn", from the main panel in the pump house, about 100 feet away. The sub panel will be 100A to support a 60A circuit for a demand water heater. Because of the distance from the main panel to the sub panel, I'm running #2 AWG wire to reduce the voltage...
  13. Electrical
    We have an RV sub panel at the rear of our house to connect our RV. The sub panel contains 50A/30A/20 Amp breakers. The breaker on the master panel feeding the sub panel is 60A. The 20A breaker in the RV sub panel has 3 things connected: (1) a small gate operator via conduit, (2) a small...
  14. Electrical
    This afternoon I went into my shop to work on some woodworking projects and tried to start my 220 volt tablesaw. I could hear the starter but the saw did not start. After checking the wiring at the saw's switch, I checked the current at the receptacle. I found that the voltage was reading...
  15. Electrical
    I am retired so decided to pour a slab and install a little electric for my "RV" and I ran in to a few situations that I cannot seem to research and get an adequate answer too. So I thought maybe I should ask the "experts" here! A. ----If I decide to go the 6 "Offs" instead of a main breaker at...
  16. Electrical
    I would like to run 240v to my garage. The plan is to install a sub-panel, inside the house where the A/C #8 wire exits. Will a sub-panel support the A/C compressor and 240v to the garage? Note: Currently the detached garage is fed by a 30A fuse (120v), ran through buried conduit...
  17. Electrical
    I have a 100 amp service panel and i am trying to find out if i can install a 100 amp breaker in the exsisting 100 amp panel to suppy another mlo panel(sub). I can't find any thing in the nec. I guess i really need to do a load calculation first of all i want to put on it to see if the initial...
  18. Electrical
    Hi all, I have a hot tub that requires a 50-60 amp GFCI power supply. The hot tub is located about 25' from the swimming pool sub-panel. he swimming pool sub-panel is fed by a 50 amp breaker on the home's main panel. Since the main panel has no open slots and the pool sub-panel is closer, I...
  19. Electrical
    Hi, we built an addition and an attached garage to our home. If we have are installing a 100 amp sub panel in the garage Do we need to have a 100 amp circuit breaker on our main panel and Can we use #2 wire from the main to the sub panel. It is going to run along Our unfinished basement...
  20. Electrical
    I have heard the Federal Pacific Subpanels in older homes have been known to be a fire hazard. If i bought a house and wanted to put in a new sub panel to rid of the Fed Pacific one, what am I looking at cost wise? Thanks!
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