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comment How do I determine the fill rating of a conduit?
+1 for that, I was going to get a small sledge to get that done, but I already own a hammerdrill for masonry work, so I'll use that first.
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comment How do I determine the fill rating of a conduit?
I was actually thinking about 1-1/2" or 2" conduit for adequate room. As far as amperage goes I'll probably run a high enough gauge to give the possibility of upgrading to a 100A subpanel in the future.
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accepted Is a plywood backer required for all breaker panels?
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accepted How to properly ground a subpanel in detached building?
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comment How to properly ground a subpanel in detached building?
Grounding Electrode == #6 gauge wire attached to copper rod driven 8ft into ground?
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accepted What is a reasonably economical way to heat a basement bathroom?
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accepted How to determine what type and gauge of wire should used for underground wiring to a detached subpanel?
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comment How to determine what type and gauge of wire should used for underground wiring to a detached subpanel?
I see it now, it's 310.15(B)(16) in v. 2011. This makes sense, as the load current generates heat, so you want a conductor rated for that heat range. I may wind up running 2GA copper in the event I want to upgrade the panel to 100A in the future.
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comment How to determine what type and gauge of wire should used for underground wiring to a detached subpanel?
How did you derive this gauage?
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asked Is a plywood backer required for all breaker panels?
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comment How does one upgrade garage electrical from an In-House main?
Marking this as the official answer because it answers my original question, though it should be noted that the answer about the doghouse and moving the air compressor closer to the house is a valid solution to my actual problem, and something I hadn't even considered, and may be able to help someone else who comes across this question.
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comment Do the breaker amp readings sum up to dictate my current panels total / possible amperage?
So, assuming one adds a 60 amp subpanel to @JimmyHoffa setup, he should only consider upgrading his electrical service if the main breaker kept tripping, correct? That would indicate the house repeatedly trying to use more amperage than is safe. It's weird to think of it that way, seems backwards.