LumberJocks

Reply by REO

  • Advertise with us

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

View REO's profile

REO

662 posts in 819 days


#1 posted 10-12-2012 10:04 PM

Hmmm. some curious opinions here!? As you have been told you can check for 220. Pull the mains “sled” and check across the top terminals. The mains are just like the main breaker in a breaker box they limit the total current demand of the box. The range fuses were typically for the Range which was a large consumer and when this was installed the only use of 220 in a home. Since then Water heaters and air conditioning have been added to the need for 220. The glass screw in circuits were for general use circuits like the outlets, lighting and refrigerator. As far as the feed for the box and the Main fuses if you have #8 wire you are good for 40 amps PER leg. If you have #6 you are good for 60 amps PER leg. the internal connections in the box were rated and the sockets will allow only one particular size of fuse to be installed in the screw sockets. You are kind of limited but For a small shop it could be totally doable.


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase