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Posted on How can I tell if I have 220 to my garage?

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 08:51 PM

Is the garage attached or detached.. if it’s detached, do the lines go overhead or underground and what is their size (as a rule of thumb, 220 should be run through 8-3 of it’s an attached garage, if its detached, you need to compute the loss due to the length of wire). If its underground, you will need to run an additional ground wire from your load panel in the house to the sub panel in the garage, and then from the garage panel to a grounding rod driven into the ground.

I’ve seen some strange and dangerous set ups in my time… be careful!

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