Here is my problem :
I live in a condo and have my own garage. The HOA is ok with me installing a power outlet and fuse (nema 14-50) provided it is done with a permit by a licenced electrician. Even though the garage is for my exclusive usage only it is considered common property.
Here is the problem : the Main breaker for my unit sits in the shared utility closet. This is a 240 volt 100 amp circuit.
the panel is shared with 7 units and is a 1200 amp panel.
According to the NEC and California electric code a load calculation is in order to figure out if the 50 amp fuse and Nema 14-50 can be installed or not.
And this is where the misery begins...
i can't make heads nor tails from this calculation and get a lot of conflicting information.
Every major appliance in the house is GAS apart from an oven in the kitchen.
Here is my fuse box breakdown
15 amp : hallway / entry/ living room
20 amp : FAU (furnace and air handler)
20 amp dining area
20 amp microwave
20 am kitchen gfi 1
20 amp kitchen gfi
20 amp garage gfi
20 amp house gfi (bathrooms)
15 amp bedroom 3
15 amp master bedroom
15 amp bedroom 2
15 amp entry and stairwell
30 amp 240 volt for Oven ( two linked fuses 30 amp each )
20 amp garabge disposal
20 amp dishwasher
40 amp AC 240 volt ( 2 linked fuses )
20 amp laundry
20 amp laundry
i have the real appliance power rating:
oven : 2700 + 3600 watt
dishwasher : 10.5 ampere
clothes washer : 10 ampere
clothes dryer : 6 ampere
can someone figure this one out ?
i did a couple of excercises and always end up around 24000VA ( sometimes 100 Va below, sometimes 300 Va above )
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