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#1 posted 12-05-2018 09:25 PM

When I bought my present home with 8 acres, the first thing I did was to build a 1200 sf shop with a 200 amp power panel. I have enough power to run any machine, welder, compressor, etc singly or all at once. my son sometimes does welding while I’m using a 3 hp saw and DC, with lighting, air conditioning of heat running at the same time; never had a breaker trip. My shop is independent from the house and has it’s own electric power account, so I get hit with two electric bills every month.

BTW, I obtained the required permits, did the wiring myself (I’m not an electrician) and had it approved. My cost was for the panel and wire. I don’t think the cost was much more than $200. That was 15 years ago; might cost a bit more today.

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