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Old December 30th, 2005, 04:59 PM   #1
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need to wire my garage come tax return time.....need to run 220v for my MIG, maybe have one more 220v outlet for whatever comes down the pike: compressor, furnace, etc etc

Also going to need 110v outlets of course along with some lighting.

All i have parts wise is a 200A box that came from my old 2-story house that burnt down. This box was only used for MAYBE 4 months before the house burned, and i saved it.

Been told all i need is a 100A box, and if need be i'll buy another if this 200A can't be used.

Haven't found out if i can run the power from the house (it's a pre-fab with a "main" box outside under the meter, then a "main" box of course in the house itself) or if i should just have it run from the pole in the backyard.

While reading/posting in the "what can you do" topic on here i saw a few electricians and though maybe someone would like the job? Granted, it won't be till tax time, but i'm willing to pay for the work and buy all materials beforehand if need be.

I just need this done......toting my MIG next door to use the neighbors outlet and then tossing him some $$$ towards his bill is getting WAY old WAY fast!

Anybody care to undertake this?

And yes, i have priced this job locally......anywhere from $800-$1200.....but i'd rather toss the cash to a fellow GL member if possible.
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When we had our barn wired DTE told us that we could use a commercial meter and run seperate power to it instead of going off the house. They will run overhead wire for free to meter if there is a pole within 100 ft.
With the commercial meter the monthly service charge is a little higher, but we use most power out there on what they consider off-peak (nights and weekends) so the rate is cheaper.
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right, that's what i was told too through our local company that buys theirs through Consumers Power.

The garage would definately be the higher draining of the 2 structures.....i do like to weld
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Old December 30th, 2005, 05:23 PM   #4
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don't think i got an estimate from them....could be wrong though

I just need to finally get this done.....make life ALOT easier!

Oh yeah, and i do have a pole (electric pole.....get yer minds outta the gutter :tonka: ) within 100' of the garage. Might make life easier
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where's Ziller Electric located?
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