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Question DetailsAsked on 6/20/2017

I need 220V run to a guesthouse, as I want to put in a range. My handyman said it didn't have the right voltage now

My guesthouse has its own breaker box and is about 60 feet from a box on the outside of the main house.

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Sounds like you might have a 110V run, though for a guest house 60 feet from the main house that would be unusual - might be 220/240 was just not hooked up or he is mistaken. Assuming your house has 220/240V service (so your main shutoiff breaker is a double breaker with the flip tabs tied together by a bar or rod) or you have 220/240V water heater, range, dryer, etc in the main house already, then for a limited load uyour existing service (especially if about 150A or more) can probably take the added load unless you have an all-electric house or very large A/C.


Electrical would be your Search the List catedgory to have an electrician come out and give you a bid to run 220/240 or connect up what you have, and to tell you if additional wiring needs to be run out there, and if from the service (near the meter) or if it can come off your main panel. (My recommendation - I don't like overloading breaker panels so I would recommend a secondary tap with additional main breaker coming off your service then runningdirect to the guest house rather than tapping off your main house breaker panel.)


Here are a few previous similar questions with answers about doing this FYI -


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