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The needs inside the house will dictate what type of power is used and the panel size. Any idea of what all will be needed at the house?
Will it remain 600 sqft? Or will there be additions?
Lights in bedroom, living room, 1 bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room. 3 ceiling fans. 1 or 2 convenience outlets in each room. Plus one 230 v circuit for clothes dryer. There will eventually be an addition, probably eventually reaching 2000 sq ft, adding central air, but heat, cooking etc, will remain on gas (propane).
Since there are going to be additions to the house in the future, it is best to clear it all up now and be ready with no changes later in my opinion
I would install a main breaker only at the pole and run a line to the house for a 200 amp panel
Do it now and save time and energy later when trying to do additions
There is no advantage of the one at the pole, unless it cuts the well wire length to a considerable amount, a short cut?
Other wise, either run a new line to the well pump, or set a box at the pole and connect a new line from the house panel.
OK, that makes more sense, I couldn't figure out why we'd have a "main" on both ends of the cable going to the house, but thought maybe I was missing something. I think my son might have misunderstood what he was told, but running from the pole to the house, and moving the service for the well to the house will save on cable for the 40 amp circuit, since the house is closer to the well.
Ok, that is even better if the house is closer
With the panel at the house now, you can do electrical additions/upgrades as you move along with no worries.
Thanks. (No worries except digging trench and pulling wire in 100 degree/09% humidity Texas weather instead of sitting and chatting on computer!)
Make that 90% humidity!
I can understand that, not the easiest job on the trenches, thats why I always use a trenching machine personally
We have that humidity in GA as well many days
maybe not as hot, lol
You are very welcome,Glad to assist.