wiring from sub-panel

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Old 03-12-08, 06:03 PM
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wiring from sub-panel

Hello everybody! I have a question that was posed to myself earlier and I just wasn't sure of the answer, so here it goes.

My friend has a sub-panel (60A) in his we'll call it pool room. This is where the pump and chemicals and whatnot are kept. What he would like to do is plug in a double pole 60 for a welding machine in his garage which is about 15' away. There also is a 60A breaker in the sub-panel used for the pool heater.Is it possible or allowed to come of the sub-panel with a 60A breaker to do this?

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Old 03-12-08, 07:14 PM
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The pro's will come with an answer, but my answer would be to run a new circuit to the welder.
 
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Even if your friend knows not to use all at once, he is doing a major disservice to next HO, plus he is relying on OCPD to open circuit in case of overload, I know for certain CBs just dont work sometimes.

3 60a CBs on 60a circuit=bad.
 
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Old 03-13-08, 05:32 AM
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The welder receptacle will have to be dedicated from the b-panel, and with only 60 amp service to begin with, it will be undersized. The panel should be serviced with 100 amps and proper wiring in order to run both services from the panel.
 
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