Garage circuits


Old 04-09-14, 08:02 AM
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Garage circuits

Want to create two to three additional circuits in my garage, need to run from my main panel off individual breakers, circuits to operate a 220 volt compressor, a 115 v welder and the third circuit to handle additional 115 recepticales. I have to make this run outside through conduit to get to the garage. Can I run multiple circuit through the same piece of conduit?
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Old 04-09-14, 08:12 AM
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Can I run multiple circuit through the same piece of conduit?
Only if this is an attached garage. You can only run one circuit to a detached garage. It sounds though like a subpanel would be a better choice. You will definitely need one if this is a detached garage and it would make things simpler for even an attached garage.

Tech note: You have nominal voltages of 120 and 240 not 115 and 220.
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Best if you install a sub-panel "Feeder" to the garage; you'll need only four conductors, service-to-panel, and you'll provide a provision for future garage circuits; also, if a breaker "trips" no need to return to the Service panel to restore power.

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