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Heating large shop in Alaska

From the title you can see I will need heat in the shop ALL winter. Plans are to keep in running until spring (Mid May) then shut down for the summer.

Specs:
Interior Alaska ( can reach -30 to...
06-15-16, 12:21 AM
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Posted By jgw123

Furd I plan to test mine out when i get it all...

Furd I plan to test mine out when i get it all set up and just see. going to run everything at one time just to see what my load would be. Should be a good experiment ....If I ever get this monster...
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Posted By jgw123

Sorry for waiting so long to get some images for...

Sorry for waiting so long to get some images for review on the ballast I am going to use but finally was able to get them.

According to the pics looks like the total amp draw will be 1.87 amps...
06-14-16, 05:44 PM
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Posted By jgw123

thanks for all the help on this one but I have...

thanks for all the help on this one but I have another question.

The early post tell the dimensions of the barn so I will not go into that again.

I have decided that the best thing to do is to...
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Posted By jgw123

Thanks PJmax--- did you find the specs somewhere...

Thanks PJmax--- did you find the specs somewhere or did I just overlook the way to figure them on the specs I gave. sorry for the late reply on this-- been out working trying to get the barn ready...
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Posted By jgw123

Ok thanks... going to wire these 240 per an...

Ok thanks... going to wire these 240 per an electrical engineers suggestion to help with Volt drop. I knew that volt drop affected motor operation and life but also thought it increased the chance...
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Posted By jgw123

martinK: unfortunately I cannot help you with...

martinK: unfortunately I cannot help you with this but wondering if you could help me. I think these are the exact lights i will be putting up in my shop and I will be wiring 240 as well... i have...
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Posted By jgw123

Well just found some information... looks like...

Well just found some information... looks like 240 is out as the ballast type seems to be 120/277. Am I correct. Still did not find out the amp draw but looks like 2 Amps might be a little high. ...
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Posted By jgw123

Lighting amp draw

I have another post in the AC/DC forum but this question is better suited here I believe. the shop is 45x50x14 and looking to get lights up in it. I am concerned about amp draw due to some long...
05-19-16, 11:58 PM
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Posted By jgw123

Thanks for all the help. I will fix the breaker...

Thanks for all the help. I will fix the breaker or disconnect inside the barn when I put the new panel in. Most likely will just buy a panel with a 200 amp breaker and then move the current one...
05-19-16, 07:54 AM
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Posted By jgw123

Allan--- are you saying that even if I do not put...

Allan--- are you saying that even if I do not put in another sub panel that I need a master switch (i.e. breaker) at the barn as well. To be clear I thought that the 200 amp breaker at the pole was...
05-19-16, 01:41 AM
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Posted By jgw123

The power comes from the transformer to a pole...

The power comes from the transformer to a pole outside with the meter and a 200A breaker then runs underground about 75-100 feet to the barn where there is a main lug panel. Currently only a few...
05-18-16, 11:36 PM
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Posted By jgw123

Wire size for large shop lighting

Thank in advance for the help

I am wiring up my shop. It is a pole barn that is 50x90 with the front 50x50 being the shop and the back 50x30 being a storage / animal pen area. The power comes in...
08-20-13, 10:23 AM
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Posted By jgw123

casual Joe you are correct i used wrong...

casual Joe

you are correct i used wrong terminology. The outside panel is a 100 amp disconnect and the easisest way to run the circuit is to come from there. inside box would be difficult at...
08-19-13, 11:51 PM
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Posted By jgw123

new circuit for HOT TUB

quick background in an effort to answer all questions.

I live in anchorage alaska for code purposes
we are buying a hot tub requiring 50 amp service
my house has 100 amp service, mostly gas...
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