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#35014 03/02/04 08:35 PM
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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?

#35015 03/02/04 09:39 PM
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For a true evaluation you will have to show us how you arived at your calculations.


#35016 03/03/04 01:16 AM
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Here is a link you can try. It is Canadian, but hey...demand is demand for a quick reference.

#35017 03/03/04 11:20 AM
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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 [Linked Image] ) What kind of service would you use for this in US/Canada?

#35018 03/03/04 10:26 PM
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the service is for the us

#35019 03/04/04 11:33 PM
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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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