I recently purchased 20 acres and an old farm house. The property is
approx. 1000 ft. deep and I wish to put a modular home 600 ft. back
from the road. I also wish to put up a garage where I will be doing
some welding,etc. What size wire will I need to bury from the road to
the house for a 200 amp. service? Also what is the best way to provide
adequate power for the garage? Would a sub-panel run from the house
service be sufficient for an additional 200 amps in the garage? Please
let me know where I can get these questions answered.
Call the power company and see if they won't bring the high voltage back and
then set a ground (or pole mounted) transformer. You really don't want to
bring 240 that far. You'd need at least a 4/0 times 3 to do that. It'll
cost you about $5 a foot right now.
"bodega" < email@example.com> wrote in message
I'm going into the woods about 1000 ft also, the power co says it will
be bringing 1700? volts to a pole with transformer. 200 amps to both
the house and garage. I have a 100 amp sub panel off my house now
200amps, it's ok for normal stuff but when the compresser, welder and
refrig are running I pop!
I would seperate this time.
Steve Barker LT wrote:
You don't run power directly from the street in rural areas, you need a
interim meter. That usually means a pole closer to the residence. The
meter is usually mounted there, or on the house if you run that as source
for all including a standalone garage.
I'd go with the pole with the meter mounted there. Route power to the new
The garage is something else due to its power requirements. If its an
adequate distance from the house, run another pole and meter. Otherwise,
one pole with a meter requires a primary panel to feed both the house and
the garage. 440 VAC type may be the ticket. Split it and run 220 to house,
and 220 to the garage.
Don't drop the ground from the primary panel to the separate garage. Do use
an independent grounding wire at the garage to its subpanel.
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