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Forum topic by ardbeg posted 1498 days ago 543 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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ardbeg

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1498 days ago

Hi all,
I am having problems overloading the two available 15A breakers I have in my garage. I keep giving myself brownouts and am occasionally popping a breaker. I am considering getting a small generator that I can run my Dust Collector and Table Saw from.

Has anyone done this? Am I nuts? It seems that this would be cheaper than having a new panel put in and keep all of my tools isolated from the home grid. I am happy to hear pros and cons from anyone.
Thanks Jocks!
Gus

-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin


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GFYS

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#1 posted 1497 days ago

call an electrician and have him evaluate the circuits as they exist in your garage and whether or not you can replace the breakers with 20 amp breakers …or add additional circuits.

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