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smooth76

04:55PM | 09/28/05
Member Since: 09/27/05
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My father wants to put electrical service to his garage, It will only have a few lights and recepticles. but he now wants to have the possibility of a small arc welder, my question is what is the min wire size from the house to the garage, and where is the best place to tie into the house, there is a service disconnect outside due to it being a mobile home. My thoughts were a 6awg stranded for a 60 amp service, probably wrong but thats why i am asking. thanks

househelper

09:22AM | 09/29/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
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If the outside disconnect has room for a double pole breaker, that is where you should tie in. From there, I would run PVC conduit to the garage where I would install a 100A subpanel. A 60A feed would be the minimum, 100A the maximum you should use. The size wire would depend on what amp feed you decide on and what the distance to the garage is. You will need 4 wires to the garage and a ground rod (or two).
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