DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Electrical and Wiring > new electrical service




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-11-2010, 08:12 AM  
wilco3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
Default new electrical service

I would like to upgrade my electrical service to 200amp panel. I would like to place the new panel in the garage and have the power company run the power underground. The pole is only 10ft away so hopefully this will not be too costly. I would then like to run power underground from the garage to feed the house (another words the house panel would become a subpanel for the garage).
My plan is this....In the future I will be tearing down my existing house. So, it would be nice to still have power at the site of the garage. My current house has a 100 amp panel. Can I feed the house as a subpanel? Is this the best way to go about my plan? Should I run a large enough wire to plan for a bigger panel in the new house....maybe 150amp? Any thoughts would be helpful. thanks.



__________________
wilco3 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2010, 09:58 AM  
ohmy
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 53
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

That sound like a smart plan. Don't worry about running a wire big enough for the nice house. You will have plenty of grading going on when you build the new house.

__________________

www.TECertifiedElectricians.com

ohmy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2010, 10:11 AM  
wilco3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
Default

I get what you are saying about the grading. I was hoping I would pull the line back up prior to grading. I know it's extra work but I did not want to pay for new wire. I will have to run about 75ft to get from the garage to the house. Maybe this is unwise? Any thoughts?

__________________
wilco3 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
Service Entrance tomtoolman12345 Roofing and Siding 1 04-07-2008 07:19 AM
Service Panel onryx2 Electrical and Wiring 2 08-21-2006 07:18 PM
Electrical Service Capacity Gary Allhiser Electrical and Wiring 1 02-18-2006 01:11 PM
Shop Vac service mickmar Tools 0 11-14-2005 02:42 PM