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    This is my first sub panel and my electrician is in the hospital and I can wait no more. I'm in the process of wiring up a 60a sub panel from my 100 amp main. I will be running one 40A 240 circuit and one 20a 120 circuit. My run is 75 feet. I ran #6 thwn in schedule 40 18 inches deep. the...
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    I am closing on a house in two weeks and it has a detached three stall garage that doesnt have any power. In my simple rookie mind I thought that I would run a 20 amp line for the outlets and a 15 amp line for the lights, and to operate the two garage doors. I was planning on having two...
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    OK, Ive installed a combo, wind turbine/solar power system, and it's time to Go live. Few problems, I'm not really understanding how to wire my QO sub panel. This has a mechanical interlock in it, so I can switch from GREEN power(from my inverter) to Grid power. Now inside this Sub panel...
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    I just got a new miller TIG welder and air compressor. Welder is 230v and requires a 30 amp sp breaker, the compressor is 220v and probably would use the same. I purchased a 100 amp wo load center w/ 6 spaces in it. I wanted to install 3 220v breakers in it. I'm gonna mount it to wall about 6...
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    Hi, Purchased a house with in ground pool. Pump and filter located in a small pool house. 200 amp main in the garage with a 30 amp dual breaker feeding a 30 amp subpanel in the garage (separate ground and neutral bus). 8 gauge running from garage to pool house in metal conduit. There is a...
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    Ok so we just moved into a new house and recently purchased a hot tub. Our main panel is on the outside of the house. I wish to put in a 50A GFI breaker in however the panel is completely full. I was under the assumption i could add a sub panel that was strictly for the spa itself, and just tie...
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    I have a home with a 100 amp service. I am approved for up to 200 amp. I don't want to replace the old panel I just want to add a new 100 amp panel next to the old one. Off of it I want to run a subpanel of 100 amps to a shop. Is that Bad practice, do I just need to replace the original 100...
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    Hi, i bought my first home about 6 months ago and it just happened to have a 10' x 20' "shed" (more like a small studio, carpet and everything) in the backyard. the power had been removed completely before the purchase because it wasn't permitted. Now to the fun part, I want to run a sub panel...
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    I purchased a tankless waterheater. It uses 100 amps. I called an electrician to get a price to hook it up. He stated that I only have a 100 amp entrance and the only way to make the heater work would be to upgrade my service. I called and spoke with the manufacturer of the heater and stated my...
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    I am running a 125 amp sub off my main panel and have used 4/0 AL, however, I am now having issues with the wire not fitting into the lugs in the 125 amp panel. I have not been able to find replacement lugs, so am looking for advice. One electrician I talked to said to "trim" them down to...
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    I am getting conflicted information on the topic of wiring a sub panel to a remote building. 1. Some say to use three wires (2 conductors and 1 neutral) from the main panel run to the sub. Run a ground wire from the sub to an 8' ground rod. 2. Others say to run three wires with a ground from the...
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