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Old 05-01-2016, 03:13 PM   #29
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Who has installed a 50 amp breaker and outlet at your home or garage?
How much? How difficult was it? and How's it working?
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We checked prices for 30 and 50 amp. 30 was much more reasonable at about 300. We put it pretty close to the breaker box.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:09 PM   #30
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Hard to believe 50 amp would be that much more expensive than 30 amp--unless you have to make a long run. Do it once, do it "right". Go 50 amp!
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:33 PM   #31
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I got my plug at HD 50amp, think it was $26.00. Got a 40 amp breaker from my neighbor, free, wire from my neighbor, free just need the time and conduit to finish the job. Doesn't bother me going with the 40 amp breaker, as I don't run everything at home. You can always go lower with amps, but NEVER go higher... Happy trails..
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I also find the price difference strange between 30 and 50amp. The only difference is one more wire that needs to be installed..
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:52 PM   #33
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Could be that the panel can't handle a double 50 breaker and it can, a single 30. That could drive the cost way up.

I would think that every situation is very different.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:10 PM   #34
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I also find the price difference strange between 30 and 50amp. The only difference is one more wire that needs to be installed..
Buying 4 lengths of wire rather than 3 lengths means the cost for the wire goes up by 1/3, not counting any volume discounts...
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I also find the price difference strange between 30 and 50amp. The only difference is one more wire that needs to be installed..
One more wire yes, but all of them have to be LARGER.
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Larger by not much.

30 amp calls for number 10 but considering the typical 30 amp rv is going to be higher constant percentage a number 8 would be better.

Most home panels are setup with standard width breakers instead of compacts as the compacts are almost twice as expensive.

Most homes have either a heater/ac/dryer or some other 30 to 50 amp 240 service and if came with home a standard breaker.

They make double compact 240 breakers that have a connecting plate so the outside ones can be connected so you pull out the 30 amp standard breaker for the dryer and take it to the store and get a 50/30 combo breaker for maybe 20 bucks and use no new breaker space.

Buy a single roll of cable and 4 colors of tape and mark wire per code or get roll of wire and length of green.

If short distance get correct colors.

Cost of materials is very small unless long run.
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