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RE: Planning ahead- running power to the garage

Subject: RE: Planning ahead- running power to the garage
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 14:09:03 -0600
Check the cost of 3-phase. A Bridgeport just doesn't use enough power to make 
this usually worth the expense. I only has a 2-3 HP motor and you can use 
either a rotary or solid-state phase converter.

Now, if you were considering a large welding operation or a plating line, then 
3-phase is wise!

Mark V.S. in Austin, TX (who uses both a rotary and sold-state phase converter)

-----Original Message-----
From: John Miller []

We're in the middle of a sizeable remodel on our house, and in adding up 
the electric and gas requirements I'm looking at something close to a 400 
amp service (of course, that's not just the new shop...) and enough gas to 
feed 600K Btu of stuff.

I'm trying to figure out whether it's desirable to talk to PGandE about 
putting in 3-phase power as a hedge against my scoring a decent used 
Bridgeport sometime in the next year.

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