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  1. Electrical
    I'm installing a 1/2 HP aerator for a pond on my property. The aerator/compressor will be located 300ft from the main service electric panel. Specs are 230v, 3.1 amps, 586 watts, single phase. I do not know what the startup surge amps are. I'm seeing wire sizes on calculators for this...
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    I am installing a 100amp subpanel in my attached garage. The panel is 45 feet (actual wire length) away from the 200amp main panel which will be running through a finished basement against an outside wall. What size wire should I use? I presume that the ground has to run back to main and there...
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    Hello. New to this form. I have an upgrade we are doing nd can't find answers. We are upgrading main service from 200 to 400 amps (not an issue) from metre wire runs overhead to house that has 200 amp service. Then jumps overhead to cottage 1 which has 60 amp service. Then jumps overhead to...
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    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...
  5. Electrical
    what size wire will I need to run (10) 450 watt LED lights in my outdoor arena which is 150 ft X 300 ft on 30 ft poles.
  6. Electrical
    220V outlet, are these wires the correct size? Have attached the photo here. The one I'm concerned about is the double joined 30A breakers that has one black wire and one pink wire coming out of it. This feeds a 220V outlet that is for the dryer. Do these wires seem the correct size? I am...
  7. Electrical
    Up at the deer camp just moved my 4000watt generator to the cabin, 330' away from the well. It ran the submersible pump when located there (1HP submersible, 260' down, 110 volt because of the generator, #10 wire) so now the power is traveling 590' total, and the voltage drops from 119 at the...
  8. Electrical
    I have an electric stove that's hooked up to a 220 30 amp fuse with number 8 wire. 3 wires and ground. I wanted to move it to an area where I have existing 220 #10 wire ( also 3 wires and ground). I thought Ok, a 30 amp fuse is rated for #10 wire. Should be fine as long as I have a 30 amp fuse...
  9. Electrical
    I have to draw power from the Electric Co.'s pole to my pole across a road. The Electric Co. wants me to install conduit, wire and a Weather Head on my power pole. I plan on installing three meter panels, (1) 100 amp, and (2) 200 amp. What size, number of wires (conductors, neutral, ground)...
  10. Electrical
    I recently spoke with a builder regarding plans for a new home on my rural property. We're looking at something around 1800 sq ft. The builder indicated that they install 200 amp load centers on anything that size (as I expected). I told him that based on my current plan, the electric meter...
  11. Electrical
    What is the proper wire size for about 1600 watts, 20 amps? For about 35 feet... Thank you! :no:
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