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Welcome. My name is XXXXX XXXXX would be glad to assist.
1. Do you know what size wire is used on the 60 amp panel?
2. What size AC will be installed? 1 ton would easily do the work
I think the AC may be less than 1 ton. I would need to confirm with the AC guy.
Ok, I would guess 1 ton maximum, couldnt be over that with 300 sqft
so, do you know what size wire they pulled on the 60 amps?
I need to double-check it. What's the minimum size I need?
Is it in conduit?
If it is the proper size for 60 amps, you have plenty
I believe it is conduit
all you need to do, is swap out the panel for one with more slots, keep it at 60 amps and you will be fine
ok. when I finished my basement, I had completed a subpanel for it also so I have some experience; however, the AC guy scared me a bit with his comments.
the AC if 1 ton will only pull around 14-15 amps
It isnt like a whole house at 25-30
so you have plenty of room
not sure what the AC guy is concerned over?
I'll have a more detailed chat with the AC guy before I start installation. At the planning phase right now.
thanks a lot for the quick help. I'll add on some bonus money.
thats fine, but with 1 ton, I would have no concerns over a 60 amp panel
yes, my basement has a separate AC system and it runs on 60 amp
Must be a huge basement
My AC is 4 tons and only runs 30 amps
sorry....I meant I have a 60 amp subpanel box that runs the basement
especially today with the higher efficiencies, they run even less
Oh, ok yes, that is right
I think you are good to go with 60 amps
Thanks again. XXXXX need additional help when working on the loft, I will reach out.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX welcome and glad to assist