You are going to have to split them sound like all wall plug are on same line so brake is going to pop no mater were it is plugged in to
So, when I add a 20amp breaker, is this the same as calling it a new line?
It’s odd that they’re all on the same line because each room has a different breaker switch. Is that normal too?
Sorry I just seen question about the additional circuit.
Yes you can run a dedicated circuit directly to your grow area. How many receptacles you put on the circuit is up to you. I would consider putting at least 2 duplex receptacles. You could run a larger circuit as the other post suggested. Is any of your equipment dual voltage? Installing a 240v circuit would certainly open up some doors for you.
In fact, if you’re going to have an additional 120v circuit installed, I would certainly consider having a 240v circuit installed at the same time. There wouldn’t be much difference in cost of labor. Just a little larger conduit, some extra wire, and another breaker. If you ever decide to expand or upgrade your equipment, you’d have a whole new world opened up to you. If you’re perfectly happy where you’re at, then a 20 amp 120v circuit would be plenty.
I’m not 100% sure what you’re referring to. Each individual circuit will have a breaker. Within each circuit you could have several switches and/or receptacles, in the same or different rooms. I’m not a residential electrician, so I can’t comment as to what’s typical. But it’s common to have multiple rooms powered by 1 circuit.
I have 36 breakers each rooms outlets have there own and the lights for each room have different ones
I even have TVs and appliances on dedicated circuits with their own breaker’s , outside outlets are also on independent circuits as well as being ground fault outlet’s
My garage and other outbuildings are on a separate meter and feedline then the house
The house has four solid copper ground rods 10 foot in the ground one at each corner of the house plus a whole House surge protection system.
Might be over kill but it’s my home and I built it to last and be easy to service.
@hillbilly103 you went pretty hard haha. You would be an exception, most homes have nowhere near that. Like you said, you wanted it that way. Most people don’t know the difference.
I lived in a place years ago that had 4 fuses for the whole place and 2 of them went to the stove
That’s about all it would take, can’t say I blame you.
As long as you run new wire from that new breaker to the grow room and just
use that line you should be ok just need to fig.out how meny amp you will
be pulling on what size breaker you will need if you know a trusted
electrical person talk with him on what is going on and tell him what you
need this is not my trade but I know a little good luck
Also the wire gage must be suitable for the amperage you’ll be running
A 30amp breaker and 14 gage wire is no good.
20 amp breaker needs 12/2 romax
30 amp needs 10/2 romax
This is simple math 2588 divided by 115 =22,5 amps a second circuit is needed or a good extension cord from another circuit Also heat will increase the resistance of your wiring which in turn draws more amps extension cords also increase resistance too another factor is on start up Ballasts draw 15% or more than their rated operating amperage
The extension cord idea was what I first attempted before finding out that my circuits were interconnected.
I thought someone had mentioned that this idea was a fire hazard?
Here is my breaker box. My grow room is the #6 switch and I had ran the extension cord connected to the dehumidifier from #4 and it tripped #4 & #6 together. Not sure if it tripped #2 too because I wasn’t running any appliances in that room at the time it occurred.
@LST By the looks of it you have room for more breakers. They use to run several rooms off 1 breaker trip #6 and check every room for what work s and what don’t. My city code requires a breaker for every room. I have 3 20amp breakers just for my room
Yeah, I’m hoping to get an electrician to run a couple 20amp breakers to my grow room and then I’d be a happy camper.
Anyone know about how much this job runs? $$$
Just looking for a guesstimate.
Looks like you have a Square D panel if it were me I would go buy some 12 /2 wire 2 20amp breakers and buy yourself some plugs and boxes it is very very simple to do and you can kill Power to your panel so you can put in your new breakers without worried about being electrocuted it’s hard to explain exactly what you need to do I was an electrician for 20 years got my Journeymans card if you have any questions feel free to ask
Breakers are about 10 to 15 bucks apiece the wire in get 100 foot of it for under 30 plugs or $.69 a piece boxes are under a dollar apiece you’ll have under $50 in material But they will probably want to charge around $250 -$300 I’m guessing that’s what I would charge as log as it was simple to get to and do $150 with Materials included
When I built my house I went to local Community college and completed a 40hr corse that got me A class 2 general contractor license.
When I finished running the electric and plumbing
I called the pros they looked everything over and signed off on it. Cost $50 each.
When the building inspector done the final I showed him the paperwork from the electrician and plumber.
He sign my certificate of occupancy. We moved in. That was 18 years ago.
I saved over $80,000 not having a General contractor do the job.
Thank you for your advice. I will definitely come to you with future electrical questions I may have.
It seems like a pretty straightforward job, but yes, I would like to avoid getting electrocuted!
Wasn’t certain whether it would be best to have a professional do it or me since I haven’t messed with it before.
Dang, that’s impressive man!
Community colleges your tax dollars at work