Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life.







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 4th, 2009, 03:10 PM   #1
rubicon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 02-27-06
Location: Madison Heights
Posts: 498
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default Home Electrical Question

Currently the wire from my meter box to my load center wraps the out side of my house. What I would like to is run it up thru the soffit and thru the attic to the load center. Now I know that because it will be about a 20 foot run I will be required to put in a disconnect at the meter before the wire enters the structure.

Now my question is can I split the feed at the main disconnect at the meter box and run one set to the load center in the house and run the second set to my unattached garage to a second load center.

Current spec on the electrical system are 200 AMP service available at meter box (Edison set it up at 200amps when they ran the under ground from the pole), 150 amp load center in the house, currently have a 40 amp box in the garage. Looking to use the 150 amp load center in the house and go with at least a 50 amp box in garage. If needed I will change the man in the hours to a lower Amp rating as if I have a direct line to the garage that will lower need for the house panel rating.

I will need to go with a large panel in the garage because of future plans of adding a central air system to the garage and the tying of the possible solar panel array in the near future. The solar panel array will be a 5.3 KW array.
rubicon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2009, 04:29 PM   #2
BigBlkYJ 355
U-Joints Fear Me
 
BigBlkYJ 355's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Clawson
Posts: 3,361
iTrader: (4)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

My suggestion would be to install 2 disconnects at the meter, one for the house and one for the garage. If you don't you will be protecting the 40 amp wire to the garage at 150 amps.
BigBlkYJ 355 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #3
siczj
Senior Member
 
siczj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-08-09
Location: S.E.
Posts: 171
iTrader: (10)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Rubicon,
You will need a 200amp main lug 4 circuit outside enclosure feed off a 200 amp meter.Thin you feed the house load center with a 150amp breaker 2/0 4wire and the garage load center can be up to 60 amps half the size of the house.4 wires must also be ran to the garage.Be careful in Mad Heights the city inspector is real pickie he writes codes for the NEC.
Shoot me a Pm i might be able to help.
siczj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2009, 05:41 PM   #4
super_b ak
Member
 
Join Date: 12-01-08
Location: Wasilla AK
Posts: 95
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by siczj View Post
Rubicon,
You will need a 200amp main lug 4 circuit outside enclosure feed off a 200 amp meter.Thin you feed the house load center with a 150amp breaker 2/0 4wire and the garage load center can be up to 60 amps half the size of the house.4 wires must also be ran to the garage.Be careful in Mad Heights the city inspector is real pickie he writes codes for the NEC.
Shoot me a Pm i might be able to help.
Yah what he said
super_b ak is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
Thread Tools

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

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:29 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.09040 seconds with 18 queries