I agree with you on the sub panel in any garage, whether new or old.I would chack at Homless-Desperate. When I was wiring my garage, they had 125' prepackaged spools of 6Ga for about $140 (it's what I used for all EIGHT of my welder outlets in the new shop). Even if it's doubled since I bought my last one, we're still not even in the same neighborhood.
No, that was for copper 6Ga, 2 conductor plus ground, this is indoor/romex, NOT direct burial. The last one I bought was about 2 months ago.I'm assuming that the price you threw out for that 125' of 6 ga cable must have been for aluminum? That's waaaaaaay too cheap if you're looking at copper right now...
Well yes, but he's bound to need another 220 circuit someday down the road and to avoid having an oversized breaker for the device that is being supported. It would be better to have a 60-100A sub in the garage.Still have to have the wire.
Why pay an electrician?
Yes, it's much better when a master electrician and master plumber leave ungrounded gfi's and ungrounded swtiches in a bathroom, wires nutted together in the wall, no box, leaking pipes, rusted off pipes plumbers puttied to the floor, electrified gas pipes...I HATE HANDY MAN ELECTRICIANS :mad3: