Home Electrical question

Old 12-25-11, 11:25 AM
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Home Electrical question

Our laundry facility is in a building about 40ft behind the house. I'd like to add additional circuits for a 2nd washer and 2nd dryer. Here's how it's set up now:

Laundry is fed via a 60amp breaker from the main 150amp service on the house. Wiring is 4awg aluminum run underground in conduit. There is currently one 30a breaker and two 20a breakers in the existing subpanel in the laundry.

Is there any way, short of replacing the 4awg with 2awg that I can get these circuits added?
Old 12-25-11, 01:59 PM
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Would the washers and dryers all be on at the same time? Even if they were they probably wouldn't overload a 60 amp subpanel. It isn't the total of the breakers that count but the total load. Are there any other loads in this building except lights? What is the full load amps (FLA) of the dryers?

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