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Greg, looking at the picture, I think you have...

Greg, looking at the picture, I think you have bigger issues going on under the whole step. The crack even runs into your walkway, to me that says you have foundation trouble under the steps. Filling...
03-12-14, 04:16 PM
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Posted By Western

That is what I was thinking. If I upped the...

That is what I was thinking. If I upped the breaker, I might as well do 2 runs since I would have to match my wire to the breaker, even though welder uses less overall current.
03-12-14, 11:26 AM
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Posted By Western

Splitting a 30a run

Want to know if this is feasible.

I have a 30a 220v ran on 10/2 45' in the shop. I actually need 2 plugs at this location, so in lieu of running another run of 10/2 and another breaker, I was...
03-10-14, 08:40 AM
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Posted By Western

This what I would try. Get a strong pipe and try...

This what I would try. Get a strong pipe and try driving it into the left over piece of post using a sledge hammer, this is to try to break any bonds between the earth or cement, which ever is there....
03-10-14, 07:24 AM
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Posted By Western

Makes sense. 2 questions and I should have...

Makes sense.

2 questions and I should have it down.

1. Would #6 bare copper be sufficient for 125a feed?

2. Can I run it separate, either bare in the ground,or in its own small PVC...
03-09-14, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Western

Tolyn, I ran "quad" from the meter pole to the...

Tolyn, I ran "quad" from the meter pole to the house and triplex from the meter pole to the shop. Looks like I have some digging to do.
03-09-14, 01:00 PM
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Posted By Western

There are no metallic pathways to the main/meter...

There are no metallic pathways to the main/meter pole. Just the Al triplex I buried in PVC conduit.

So copper is direct burial and AL has to be in conduit, correct? So then it would come down to...
03-09-14, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Western

Thanks Ray, That is a clarification I can...

Thanks Ray, That is a clarification I can understand "breaker or fuse". Then this would be a sub panel since I had to order a 125a breaker for the main box.

I can understand "It is more a matter...
03-09-14, 07:45 AM
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Posted By Western

Not fed from my house panel, rather from the 200a...

Not fed from my house panel, rather from the 200a main on the power pole (just below the meter). The house is fed from this same pole which sits about 40' from the house and 120' from the shop.

I...
03-09-14, 06:48 AM
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Posted By Western

Casual Joe, Thanks for the reply. From what I...

Casual Joe, Thanks for the reply. From what I have been told, I have it ran the way it was done allot before 2008?? Since the line has been there, not sure I could run another leg through the pipe?...
03-08-14, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Western

Need clarification on wiring shop panel please.

I have had several "recommendations", but they conflict with each other. The one I felt most comfortable with, has been hard to get in touch with for a week. Short of hiring an electrician on this...
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