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#35014 - 03/02/04 04:35 PM 200A service
marixelectric_dfw Offline
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Registered: 03/01/04
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Loc: Tracy, Ca
i have a new customer who is building a 4700 sq. ft. home with a pool and spa. he also plans to build a pool/guest house of about 1000 sq.ft. he insists on only having a 200A service. i told him that thr load calcs say he needs a 400A service. now he thinks im trying to get over. Am i correct and he's just a moron?

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#35015 - 03/02/04 05:39 PM Re: 200A service
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Registered: 05/18/02
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For a true evaluation you will have to show us how you arived at your calculations.

Roger

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#35016 - 03/02/04 09:16 PM Re: 200A service
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Here is a link you can try. It is Canadian, but hey...demand is demand for a quick reference. http://www.codemath.com/cgi-bin/Run.pl?script=Cec8_200

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#35017 - 03/03/04 07:20 AM Re: 200A service
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That's a neat calculator. Just for fun I punched in the numbers for a known house and it came back with a demand of 21kW. (Not really relevant as I'm in Europe, but hey demand is demand ) What kind of service would you use for this in US/Canada?

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#35018 - 03/03/04 06:26 PM Re: 200A service
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the service is for the us

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#35019 - 03/04/04 07:33 PM Re: 200A service
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We'd use a minimum 100 amp service for a 21 Kw (88 amp)house demand load. (Canada)

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