Electrical Wiring in the Home/Sub panel

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QUESTION: Hello, I have a 200 amp breaker in the garage that comes off the meter.  The main breaker then goes thru the walls and down into the main breaker panel in the basement.  I would like to install a sub panel next to the 200 amp. Breaker in the garage ( I only have one outlet in the garage ).  What would be the correct way to do this?  Thanks.

ANSWER: Phil,

What do you want to be able to run in the garage, in other words what are you looking for in terms of circuits and power for the sub panel ?

60 amps , 100 amps, 6 circuits, 12 circuits, 20 circuits ?

Bob

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QUESTION: Probably a100 amp panel.  I would like to wire an air compressor.  Circuits for a 120v. Welder drills, grinder.  Usual garage items.

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With out seeing exactly what you have there I can't really say what the correct way would be.

Does the cable that goes to the 200 amp panel go out the back of the 200 amp breaker enclosure ?

Send me a pic of the 200 amp breaker and the general area its in.

Bob
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"The Frank Williams School of Electrical Construction". My dear old boss is 100 ! and still going God Bless him. I started working for "Tenafly Electric" right out of high school at 19. He was tough but I learned more working for him in 8 and half years than most guys. We did mostly industrial work while doing some commercial and residential so I was fortunate to be exposed to all 3 areas of electrical construction. The guys I worked with were all good guys and I stay in touch with some of them still. Most of us went into our own buisness's which says something about the caliber of the guys I worked with. We had some interesting clients : Wella Corp. of shampoo fame, Farah Fawcett etc, I didn't buy shampoo for 10 years. It was a great place to work. Pan Am the former airline just before they went under, another great place to work, nice clean environment. C&C Metals, the largest button manufacturer in the US at that time, a not so clean environment but a very interesting place to work, lots of machine's cranking out buttons of all kinds but you had to be on your toes, it was a potentially dangerous place to be . All kinds of action going on around you.

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