I have a main house with a 200 amp service. I have a garage/carriage house which I tapped off of this service (using two spaces) with two 40 amp breakers. The box in the garage/carriage house has 12 spaces which I filled up with the usual 15-20 amp breakers for lighting circuits, refrigerator, water heater (110v gas fired), furnace, etc. I never anticipated the addition of an outdoor hot tub which would logically come off of this service, given its location.
My question is this: I need to find a way to bring a 50amp/220v line out to the hot tub off of this panel. It's conceivable that I could double up some of the existing circuits to free up two spaces (I assume I need two) to pull the 250v off of this. Can you assist in this "how to"?
Do I run a line out of this and into a new panel box for the hot tub?
SHould I buy a larger panel and re-wire the whole thing to allow space for a 250v/50amp circuit off of it?
If anyone can give me some advice on this, I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
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