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Electric to my barn

 
 
Cole2
 
Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 09:11 am
I would like to run a 220 volt 100 amp service to my barn 120' away from my house. I am trying to figure out the best way to do this task. I have read a ton of info on adding these sub panels in a unattached building. Just trying make sure is done correctly.
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taopathway
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jun, 2019 08:32 am
@Cole2,
My guess would be grab some pipe wire single phase subpanel and a double pole double throw breaker : there you have it on load side. I am not sure if you can put a 100 amp breaker into the main panel. Probably end up replacing the main with a panel that is manufactured to feed a sub and handle more amps
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taopathway
 
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Reply Wed 25 Sep, 2019 08:09 pm
@Cole2,
You would need to run pvc pipe from your main panel to a sub panel at lease 3 feet deep. Make sure your main panel that is probably rated 200 amps can handle additional loads first
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BorisSutherland
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2020 04:54 am
@Cole2,
I wouldn't experiment with wires if I didn't know how to do it right. So, the electrician has no right to make a mistake.
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