DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Electrical and Wiring > new circuit breaker for garage.




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-07-2010, 04:38 PM  
JoeD
Contractor
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 930
Liked 91 Times on 76 Posts

Default

A detached garage is only permitted to have one circuit run to it. Therefore if you want multiple circuits (AC, lighting, power tools, general purpose receptacles, etc.) you need a sub panel. If the garage was attached then you could run all the different circuits from the main panel.



__________________
JoeD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2010, 12:59 PM  
ohmy
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 53
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walker923 View Post
The best bet for a detached garage is to set a sub panel inside the garage. 100A sould be more than enough for what you want to do, but give you some flexability if you want to expand. How far is the run between you house service and the garage? Also, what size wire is coming into your house and what size panel is in your house now?
Agreed. If you are making the effort this is the way to go. A 60A sub panel generally covers most expansion.
__________________

www.TECertifiedElectricians.com

ohmy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Adding New Circuit to full breaker box vtfan99 Electrical and Wiring 6 01-26-2010 10:18 AM
Circuit breaker box studio78 Electrical and Wiring 1 01-14-2010 04:35 PM
Full circuit breaker box Donna Jean Electrical and Wiring 2 12-31-2008 09:57 PM
Circuit breaker question mmcvicker Electrical and Wiring 19 01-23-2008 04:16 PM
Circuit breaker pops Vreelandjr Electrical and Wiring 10 11-09-2006 07:20 AM