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Re: House Circuits -- interesting find
Original poster: "Jeremy Scott by way of Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>" <supertux1-at-yahoo-dot-com>
Don't let the inspector see that one :)
I'm lucky I guess since the electrical panel
IS in my shop, which makes it easier to run
wires and what not. It's an unfinished room
in the basement.
Also why I don't run coils in the shop....
I'm deathly afraid of a streamer hitting
the panel...and me at the same time.
I just bought this house, so I'm not entirely
familiar with the wiring yet. I did some more
poking around in the panel today, and lo and
behold I found out our sauna is fed by a 30 amp
Upon further inspection, the sauna heater
is rated at 240V 6KW, or 25 amps. The plug
is a 3 prong one with the flat prongs arranged in
a triangle fashion. Any idea how I might use
it for 120V? I'm not sure if it's like your
circuit where the phase is inverted on one
of them. I'd rather consult the list before
shoving my DMM leads in it :)
--- Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
> Original poster: "Bunnykiller by way of Terry Fritz
> <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>" <bunikllr-at-bellsouth-dot-net>
> Tesla list wrote:
> >Original poster: "Jeremy Scott by way of Terry
> ><teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>" <supertux1-at-yahoo-dot-com>
> >For those of you that use PDT's or potential
> >transformers, once you've ballasted a la Home
> >Depot 500ft spool, there's still a good 20-30A
> >draw on the mains. Given the fact that most
> >houses have 15A outlets, possibly 20A in some
> >spots, how have you wired your power to handle
> >this safely?
> >I am considering installing a 40A circuit
> >breaker in my box, with the appropriate rated
> >wires to the garage and backyard. It's trivial
> >to do, and might be good for other purposes
> >as well. I have to check the local code to
> >see what is allowable and what is not, possibly
> >I will have an electrician do it.
> >How have you done it? :)
> hmmmm how did I do it ???
> first off I ran # 4 wire from the main box to the
> shop thru 1.5" grey PVC
> ( 2 120 VAC system) to the shop for 240VAC ( opposed
> phase 120) ( well that
> makes sence;) ) along with a nuetral and a ground (
> 4 wire run) and I
> placed an extra ground at the entry point at the
> shop for extra measure....
> plus I have 2 more ground rods for the T - Coil for
> RF ground ... But here
> is the clencher... I tapped into the main box AT
> the main input to the
> fuse system of the house... ( in other words...
> there is a direct feed from
> the mains to the shop) But ... I do have a 70A
> breaker in the shop in case
> the system goes to ground or fault ( so I am
> protected in that sence)
> ... but then again I am pulling 60+ amps for the T
> coil too ;) if the
> wires between the main box and shop short ....
> HOLY MOLY we got a show to
> watch ;)
> I think the resistance of the #4 is limiting the
> current to the shop
> tho... doubt I'll ever get more than 75A to the
> Scot D
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