Adding Garage Panel to House Service

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Old 02-11-06, 11:06 AM
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Adding Garage Panel to House Service

What is the most economical way to add a garage electrical service to my house service. I have a 100 amp panel in the house and a 100 amp breaker @ the service outside feeding the panel in the house. I would like to be able to use a small air compressor and welder from time to time.
 

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Old 02-11-06, 11:12 AM
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Something doesn't sound right here. If the breaker already feeds the house, you shouldn't be trying to feed the garage off the same breaker.
 
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Old 02-11-06, 12:19 PM
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What do you suggest.
 
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Old 02-11-06, 01:45 PM
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Install another breaker beside it, or a breaker in your house planel.
 
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Old 02-11-06, 03:12 PM
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If I put another breaker to the side of the existlng 100 amp breaker, will I have to up the utility feed size. Assuming I have a 100 amp service and the new breaker is 100 amp . Or how large of a breaker could I install this way without having to change the service size.
 
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Old 02-11-06, 04:25 PM
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Service conductors are sized by calculation!

The size of your service conductors is determined by the calculated load they will serve. A single breaker must be matched to the size of the service conductors but two to six breakers must sum to a total that equals or exceeds the ampacity of the service conductors. It is also acceptable on residential property to run a separate set of service entry conductors to an outbuilding from the load side of a single meter. You would have to use multi conductor lugs or patent taps to run the second set of conductors.
 
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