07:05AM | 04/14/07
Member Since: 04/12/07
3 lifetime posts
To make things a little clearer. I have two power poles on my property. One for the house and one for my water well/garage. The pole for the garage is about 60 feet from garage. My question is Should I hook up a 100 amp breaker to the main then hook right up to the sub-panel? The wire running this should be what size? Also I'm burying this, Should I use conduit? Also my garage has a grounding rod. Do I hook the ground wire to the main, then over to this rod, Then from the grounding rod to the sub-panel?


08:26AM | 04/14/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Tom gave you lots of details in the other thread. But they are still just a start.

I stil can't tell what you are calling "the main" or where it is located.

And there are many more details. Such as metallic paths between the buildings and bonding them?

Such as bonding or not bonding the neutral bus and if a ground bus bar kit is needed.

Such as how 100 amps was determined and if this enough power and if the main can supply it and the other loads.

There is no way that a forum like this can give you enough information to do an installation like this safely.

You need to get a book or two on home wiring and look for ones that have information on sub-panels.

Here is a start. And down in it it has information on detached buildings.


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