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hi this is John and would be glad to help........you can't eliminate the a/c box because there must be a form of disconnect within a certain distance of the a/c unit for maintenance.....the tec should be able to disconnect power at unit without going into the building. now the serious part of your question is it also powers an outdoor workshop.......how many breakers are in this enclosure and what size breakers . also it is feeding another sub panel in the workshop and .........
1. what is the amp rating or what size breaker is in the a/c box
2. what are the size breakers in the workshop and what equipment is in there
when the a/c first starts up it will draw way more than the 60 amps need for split second....if the breaker is tripping when you are using the workshop then it is because of an overload. also, the a/c box is probably wired with a 3 wire and the sub panel in the workshop is using the ground wire as the neutral which is not code......but to answer your question it is an overload problem and the feed going to the workshop should be re fed
what size wire is going from the a/c box to the workshop......how many conductors.....the a/c unit does not require a neutral to operate but has a ground, if that is the case then there is no neutral at the workshop and is using the ground as a neutral which is not code........if they ran a neutral to the a/c box then I am wrong. the workshop should be re fed no matter what because it is causing an overload situation meaning you having to constantly turn the breaker back on
no problem, I hope you get it worked out.......don't forget to accept my answer and take the time to rate your experience with this site......have a great evening....John
I could be wrong, I'm not familiar with that side of the site but I thought there was an accept button or agree button as well as a rating procedure,