We purchased a house back in April that has a detached 2 car garage. My problem is that the previous owner did not have electric service installed to this garage. Things have finally settled down enough to where I can finally start work on this project. I've done basic wiring before but this will be the first time on a project this big. I weighed the option of hiring someone to do the work but I'm confident I can do it right myself with a little help.
So far I've picked up a 125A sub panel to put in the garage. Now I'm at the point where I need to determine what type of wire I need to buy. Based on my calculations I'll need approx. 100ft of wiring. Approximately 30ft of this will be run underground from the back of my house to the garage. I figure I'll need to install a ground rod outside the garage as well?
In this garage I'll mainly be using a 7hp 60gal air compressor which needs a 240v line and draws approx. 40A when it kicks on. Also a Millermatic 210 mig welder which I believe needs a 50A circuit. Other than that I'd like to have enough left over to run some shop lighting, 3 or 4 regular electrical outlets and a garage door opener.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. And if any other info is needed please ask.
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