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Re: 10KVA Hopes Put on Hold

Do you already have the pole pig?  Do you also have a 220V 30A or 50A
clothes dryer outlet?  Why not just run an extension cord?  Fabricate it
yourself from 8 or 10 gauge THHN.  I'm running a pole pig at "only" 4400VA
using a couple of MOTs for ballast, and I'm getting great sparks.  Just
because you have a 10kVA pig doesn't mean you must run at 10kVA.



At 09:30 PM 09/01/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>Original poster: "Ryan Ries" <spud-at-wf-dot-net> 
>	Well, my 10KVA aspirations have come to a painful standstill because of
>the housewiring required to operate the pig.  Due to insurance reasons and
>city codes and whatnot, the wiring needed to be done by a certified
>electrician.  No problem, we have lots of connections, and some really
>close family friends are electricians.  And, we had already acquired the
>necessary parts, (fusebox, 2-pole 50A breaker, some excellent wire - all
>for free or close to free) or so we thought.  We planned on leading two
>wires directly from the lugs on the bottom of the master 200A breaker to my
>house about a foot to the new secondary breaker box, which was equipped
>with one brand new 50A breaker.  That would have protected the new
>dedicated circuit with a 50A breaker and ultimately the 200A breaker.
>(Well, the 6ga. solid wire would melt before the 200A tripped, but
>anyway...)  We also planned on installing some 50A fuses in that fusebox or
>in a control box.  
>	But regardless, my power company will only let you feed a secondary
>breaker box with a 'feedthrough' breaker in your primary breaker box -- and
>guess what?  My breaker box is plum full.  :(  So, the electrican with whom
>we consulted suggested that we get some 'piggyback' breakers.  Well that's
>no good, because those could be $50 a piece, and I need at least two. Blah
>- way too much money for me. (Remember - highschool student here. :-)  So,
>our plans are put on hold for now.
>	Ryan Ries