Well, how far will $20 get me? I mean, after buying lunch? :huh:
Basically replacing the panel ain't possible at all. I do try to be very careful on DIY projects and this is "big" and the parts alone are way out of my price range right now. (plus, once I start, I can't ask for advice to get over the problems that show up, because, no power for the computer)
I need an outlet for a milling machine. The geniuses who did my house put ONE outlet in the whole garage and it's the GFI that goes to the bathroom and elsewhere.
I've put in a small 110v desktop milling machine, had to run it on an extension cord because the outlet's on the other side of the garage. On tough work the motor slowed and the desklamp actually dimmed, which is obviously due to the crappy extension cord idea.
I really just need to reduce the voltage drop, and I've already run 10/2 wire from the panel to a new outlet (with no small amount of time spent fishing that cable), silly me just assumed the panel had 5 skinny slots open because they were "open".
I could always fish it into another outlet somewhere, but seeing as the wire already goes into the breaker box... is there any way to just connect it into an existing breaker, parallel with an existing line? Or any kind of replacement breaker that can handle this?
What's the amp rating on this panel, anyways?