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Re: Air Compressor HP?

To: Mike Lee - Team Banana Racing <>
Subject: Re: Air Compressor HP?
From: Susan and John Roper <>
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 1998 21:07:46 -0500
Mike Lee - Team Banana Racing wrote:
> >I envy your access to three phase, for most of us that requires a single
> >phase to 3 phase converter at some cost and varying efficiencies and
> >output.  But I agree, three phase is how all power should come.  The
> >motors are much lighter, simpler, more efficient and cheaper.
> With all this talk about 220V, I've got a question.  Our house is getting
> close to be finished now, and the builder will be putting in a 220V "dryer"
> style outlet.  By "dryer", I assume he means the type of receptacle a dryer
> can plug into.  From the sounds of it, I think I can safely infer that it
> is single phase also.  Since this hasn't been put in yet, and is subject
> to change, I'd like to know what additional work is necessary for 3 phase 
> and if it's a reasonable thing to have in a "normal" garage/workshop (strictly
> residential suburbia).
> Thanks,
> Mike
Mike, three phase requires a completely separate feed to the house and
may well not be available.  Neat if you can get it, but probably
expensive to install.  John

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