I need to ask a wiring question, but don't know if this is the "right"
group. If this isn't, maybe someone could direct me to the correct one?
-> I have 240V service to my house and a dryer outlet that's not being
-> I have a couple of open slots in my panel.
-> There is a 20amp breaker for the barn circuit that runs the lights
and all the outlets in the barn.
-> A small air compressor overloads the 20amp breaker in the barn when
the motor kicks in. However, it works fine in my garage which is on a
15amp breaker. I had nothing "on" in the barn except for the
compressor; no lights, no other power equipment connected, nothing.
-> I only have 20amps out to the barn which means I can't run a
welder, a big compressor, etc.
-> Is the tripping of the breaker by the compressor a result of not
enough juice or a faulty breaker? How can I determine this?
-> How can I get enough juice out to the barn to run all the crap I
want to run (e.g. welder, compressor, band saw)?
Thanks for any help. If you need more information or pictures of my
panel or anything, let me know.
- posted 17 years ago