Garage Heater


Old 01-01-14, 05:57 PM
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Garage Heater

I would like to install an electric garage heater in my detached garage. Its a 24 x30 insulated garage. Would use it one month of the year during my ice fishing season. Want to maintain 60 degrees. Outside temp could be as low as -10 to -20 F. I have 30 amps coming into the garage. I was thinking I would need a 6000 watt well look at 220 plug...what is it?? Welder plug? I think the previous owner used a plug in heater.

Could I direct wire into the 30 amp fuse? What are my limitations and how should it be done based on what you see in the picture. Thank you.
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Old 01-01-14, 07:37 PM
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It's a little hard to figure out what's going on with that setup. It looks like the box on the left is a main disconnect with presumably a pair of 30A fuses feeding the breaker panel.

Can you see a wire gauge on your main feeder wires? They look larger than 10ga. Also, what size are the red breakers?
Old 01-01-14, 08:40 PM
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each leg is fused by a 30 amp fuse..........confusing me! the main wire coming in comes underground from the dwelling to the detached garage........30 amp breaker in the dwelling feeds the panel. Must by either 8 or 10 wire! the red breaker is a 20 amp breaker

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