Power supply to a compressor

by Rob Stringer
(Jxn Ms)

quincy

quincy

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3/4 line kit
cave

I just bought a Quincy 5 HP, 230 Volt Single Phase, Model# 251CS80VCB. My home breaker box has a dryer breaker that I don't use anymore,I plan on putting a 50 amp in its place and running a new 8 gage-3 wire 55ft to the compressor in a lean to off my garage.


How does this sound??

Thanks
Rob

Quincy recommend the 50 amp but only a 10 gage,
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Rob, it sounds like I wish you were installing my air compressor for me. :-)

As far as I'm concerned, having an abundance of power to an air compressor has no down side. A larger wire than specified has only one drawback - the higher cost.

Thanks for the photos. Excellent. Nice man cave.

Cheers,

Bill

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