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post #886 of 1595 Old 08-12-2014, 07:21 AM
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I feel ya on that. My garage is 75-100' from the house and has no box. there is just a 12g wire trenched out there from a 20a breaker in the house. I wish I knew how to put bigger service out there for 220, or at least have the breaker out there so I dont have to walk so far when it trips :O
Goob, do us all a favor and when that breaker has tripped 100 times, replace it. I work for a fuse company, and spent 3 years blowing breakers & fuses up in our test lab. breakers ≠ switches. I'd hate for something terrible to happen to your main panel.

Also, an ammeter or clamp meter would at least tell you how close to the 20A you're getting!


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post #887 of 1595 Old 08-12-2014, 07:29 AM
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Yes I used a machine to check my balance then Hammered them on where it told me too. My FIL works at a dealership so I can use their equipment as long as he is there to supervise.
It wont be to hard to run a wire from meter base to garage. I got a nice crawlspace and it attaches to the garage so just drill some holes and run wire pretty simple just a long distance.
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post #888 of 1595 Old 08-12-2014, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Used it to pull the boat around to the side yard

build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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post #889 of 1595 Old 08-12-2014, 08:48 PM
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Used it to pull the boat around to the side yard
So freakin jealous of the v8... The 4 squirrels barely pull themselves!

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So freakin jealous of the v8... The 4 squirrels barely pull themselves!
Yea these pro comps dont hook up as good on pavement as my bfg's do so I layed a good patch of rubber today and got completely sideways it scared the **** outa me and the guy next to me lol. Highway cruising is so much nicer too it got my rpms down just where I wanted them and the power loss isnt even noticeable.

build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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post #891 of 1595 Old 08-12-2014, 09:32 PM
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I feel ya on that. My garage is 75-100' from the house and has no box. there is just a 12g wire trenched out there from a 20a breaker in the house. I wish I knew how to put bigger service out there for 220, or at least have the breaker out there so I dont have to walk so far when it trips :O
At my last house I put a 50 amp breaker in the box in the house and ran that to a small breaker box in the garage. I can't remember if I used 8 or 10 guage wire, but it was pretty easy and solved the same problem you have.

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Yea these pro comps dont hook up as good on pavement as my bfg's do so I layed a good patch of rubber today and got completely sideways it scared the **** outa me and the guy next to me lol. Highway cruising is so much nicer too it got my rpms down just where I wanted them and the power loss isnt even noticeable.
I'm surprised with the extra siping and grooving they dont hook up well!! Granted the bfgs have a lot of rubber contact

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post #893 of 1595 Old 08-12-2014, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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At my last house I put a 50 amp breaker in the box in the house and ran that to a small breaker box in the garage. I can't remember if I used 8 or 10 guage wire, but it was pretty easy and solved the same problem you have.
Good thing its your last house lol I wouldnt run anything smaller than #6 wire on a 50 amp breaker. I'm no expert but my dad is an electrician and he would smack me upside the head for doing that. I do know #8 is only rated at 40 amps. I was thinking about this today if you have any overhead power lines near your garage goob you might be able to hang a meter base there and have a new service run from overhead transformer. granted you will probably need a permit and all that junk but it beats trenching a wire from the house to the garage. but then again here in MT a permit is $$$$

build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
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post #894 of 1595 Old 08-12-2014, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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I'm surprised with the extra siping and grooving they dont hook up well!! Granted the bfgs have a lot of rubber contact
Yeah surprised the hell out of me too we shall see how they hook up in the dirt and rocks in a few weeks I will b sure to report back

build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
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The power pole is right next to garage. Neighbor says its $17 a month service fee to have an extra meter. Adds up after awhile
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Hey man, hope your settling down into the new house well.

Quick question, did you order new radiator hoses? Went to the parts store today and they didn't have anything in stock...
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Hey man, hope your settling down into the new house well.

Quick question, did you order new radiator hoses? Went to the parts store today and they didn't have anything in stock...
I used universal hoses from the auto parts store. Just measure your inlets and outlet sizes on both the motor and radiator and tell them what you need they should be able to hook you up. I couldn't find any OEM hoses that worked.

build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
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Awesome, I'll do that! thanks for all the advise you have given me.
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post #899 of 1595 Old 08-30-2014, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome, I'll do that! thanks for all the advise you have given me.
No problem brother glad I could help

build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
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Finally made room in my panel for my welder breaker. They had the garage opener on its own circuit so I tied it into the garage lights and there was a freezer circuit so since I dont have a freezer in the garage I tied that into the garage outlets. Problem solved!

Now I fan get back to fabbin.

build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
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