220 to garage

Old 03-25-03, 07:24 PM
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Lightbulb 220 to garage

i'am planning to run a 220 line to my detached garage from
the meter using 8/3 wire i have the pvc attached to the meter
i know i use the bottom of the meter to connect the black wire
and red wire, does the white go with the ground or what.
i've installed a box in the garage and run a ground wire out
to a grounding rod yet to be sunk, as well as the pvc, waiting
for the ground to thaw. can i do it this way or should i have
a shut off box next to the electric co. meter as a saftey.
thank you
Old 03-25-03, 07:54 PM
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We need some more info here. To tell the truth from this perspective this sounds kind of half assed. I dont mean to be mean but it just does. Is this going to be a new service entrance from the power company? You cannot put unfused conductors in the ground in this fashion. Are there other panels connected to this meter already and electric turned on or are you going to have to call the power company to hook it up? If so in Michingan you will need an inspection and this isnt going to fly. We can help some bu you need to answer these questions. Where is this meter base? On the garage? On the house? If it is on the house you cannot connect this wire to the meter, you can however connect to the panel in the house. Here is a site for wiring detatched garages. http://www.homewiringandmore.com/homewiringusa/2002/accessory/detgarage/detgarage.html If this wire runs underground you have to have the right type of wire and it should be 4 conductor. I take it that its 8 3with ground?

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