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Re: Pole Pig problem
Original poster: "Daniel Hess by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <dhess1-at-us.ibm-dot-com>
If it comes down to a dialogue with your electric utility company just tell
them you're installing an arc welder which (in your case) requires a 70
amp, double pole breaker. They will not so much as raise an eyebrow. Most
electric utility companies would be more than happy to review your service
capacity although whether they'll make upgrades (if required) depends.
Same thing at the electrical/home builder supply house. I tell them I need
to install an (70) amp branch circuit for an arc welder and they fix me
right up with materials, recommended wire gauges, advice and so on. Tell
them it's for a Tesla Coil project and they're lost.
"Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> on 09/01/2001 12:39:22 PM
Subject: Pole Pig problem
Original poster: "Jason Johnson by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
Its been a while since I've posted anything, mostly because I've been busy
with school, and my big coil. I have come to realize a problem that I have
in my current situation, mostly that my big coil will consume 16+ KVA for
fairly long periods of time, and that the transformer sitting on the pole
outside my house is only 5KVA. Will I have to pay to have the power company
replace it if I blow it up? Will they replace it if I tell them I am going
to be using 240 volts at 70 amps in the garage? I know that they don't put
in ones rated as high as your actual breakers, because we have a 240volt
amp main service in our house, which has been there since before they had
replace the transformer because of a lightning strike.
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