Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > 60 amp main enough?
Thread Tools
Old 02-02-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Waldorf, MD
Posts: 368
Liked 24 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default 60 amp main enough?

I have a 60 A main breaker in my house. Would this be enough to run a 60A spa panel considering the other draws? I can always turn off the HVAC to avoid tripping the main. I have a 2/0 service cable into the house so i should be able to get my main breaker or panel upgraded if needed. I've been considering upgrading from 26 to a 30+ 150A circuit panel in the near future anyways. I wanted to know if i can safely squeak by with my existing panel for now.


emyers is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 05:38 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,234
Liked 66 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 61


I would say bite the bullet now and upgrade the main panel to 200A service.

alien is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 02:18 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 389
Liked 24 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 9


I agree. Local power company asked me to upgrade to 100amp service before installing an electric water heater. You could do what you want with 60 amp service, but you should turn most other appliances off while brewing.
There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.

Winston Churchill
jasonsbeer is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 458
Liked 25 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 1


If you can upgrade the panel, I'd recommend doing that first.

One of my rentals has a 60 amp service and I had a hard time even getting insurance for it because of "fire risk" despite the only large load being the Air Con unit.

It'll also let you do more with the brewery setup.
Shockerengr is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Main Street Station phxdiver Nevada HomeBrew Forum 0 10-10-2012 05:56 PM
main breaker box - relationship of main breaker to others badmajon Brew Stands 4 03-20-2011 10:53 PM
Flakes in main Fermenter?? Rksupreme Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 01-07-2010 09:29 PM
5 Gallon main fermenter? ZBrewMan Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 19 03-31-2009 04:36 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads