Multiple breaker boxes questions

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Old 09-08-15, 12:24 AM
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Well thats a bummer. I was hoping to use that second feed that used to be for the central AC.

Several appliances cant be run simultaneously. IE microwave and ac window unit. If one is moved to another circuit, something else exists that it cant run simultaneous with, like a hair dryer. Not enough circuits basically. And ofcourse we're limited to the feed gauge + amp.

The home also counts on (properly secured) space heaters during winter, which is ofcourse a concern. With each space heater on its own circuit, that 50amp main breaker is basically maxed out with 4 space heaters at roughly 12.5amps.

That second feed would take some of the load off (no pun).

Any ideas with this or is a bigger gauge wire for the feed the only solution?

Eitherway, it looks like ill replace the two panels inside with a single panel and proper breakers/wiring etc. Will also get that home feeds' ground properly set up, as well as the breakers at the first disconnect.
 
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Old 09-08-15, 04:32 AM
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A feeder to an outdoor A/C condenser would be OK as long as the feeder does not go inside the building.

Feeding a 100 amp panel with the proper sized wire is your best/only option IMO.
 
 

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