I just installed a transfer switch with the outlet in my garage. That is
pretty equivalent to your project.
Running the cable through 40 joists took hours. Had the panel backup to the
garage, I might have done it in one hour.
On the other hand, if it involves going through finished walls and floors,
it could take days.
So, it all depends.
It all depends. How far. How much amperage. Do you want conduit, or just
Romex stapled up. Size of box. Quality of breakers. Quality of plugs.
Type(s) of plugs. Do you want different configurations of plugs so you can
plug in different things?
I got mine through a friend who is a union electrician. All parts were top
quality from government jobs. All work done by a journeyman. Just cost a
If there is anything different I would do, I wouldn't let him have his first
beer until he was almost done.
Figure between $100 and $1000 depending of location, degree of difficulty
running the wire, amps, etc. If you have any type of shop out there,
consider having a sub panel installed and circuits for power tools and such.
want to add two 220v circuits and probably one additional 120v - all
of it can
be run on external conduit line and external outlets so no
wall running will be
necessary as my garage is fully insulated and
(btw whats the diff
between 110 and 120v - 220 and 240v besides the
Also how can I
measure the available amperage / voltage at an outlet
so I know if I am starving
my table saw or not and won't hurt the
motor? Any links to proper electrical
tools for this would be
On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 08:01:59 +0000, realeyz wrote:
You're going to need to add a sub-panel and move at least one 220 (or two
120 circuits) to the sub-panel. You can then wire the new circuits to the
They're all 120/240V now. Some just call them 110 or 220. No biggie.
You don't measure available "amperage". It's based on the breaker (which
is based on the wire size). The voltage can be measured with a multimeter
Fluke makes nice multimeters, though a tad on the expensive side for most
homeowners. I've bought a few $3 specials from Harbor Freight that I
throw in my tool boxes. I also use them for loaners, since I've had a
couple of Flukes forget their way home.
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