Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Southeastern Indiana
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Ot Electric Load
We are getting price quotes for a new shop in the back. The building and the like was easy. The Electric however is not working out so easy.
The engineer I met with from duke energy wants a list of all the equiptment I will be running and the load requirements of each. My biggst problem is alot of it s unknown. I intend to at some pint put a mill, lathe, plasma table along with the welders, hand tools, lights heat and the like that I already have. I was thinking about running double 200 Amp service just to be certian. What concerns me is I currently run on a 100 amp sub pannel. That mens I hae 100 amps availble but share it with the rest of the house. I have never blown a breaker. I think it is mostly because I don't weld and run the drill press, compressor and 5 drills at the same time. I may be welding and the compressor kick on that is the biggest surge I see hapening and even at full load that will only consume 71 amps peak. I am looking for some advice on this. Dad said he shot his high and they did the work and install for free. That would be great, but I don't want to short myself.
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