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hsdude1992 06-29-2007 11:22 PM

10 gauge vs 12 gauge wire for 30 amp line
 
I am installing a new line for a 30 amp oven in my basement and I have been told by one store that I could use 12 gauge wire and the other store said that I need to use 10 gauge wire. Now that I am uncertain as to which gauge to use I need help with this matter. The run from the panel to the outlet will only be 25 feet if that matters.

Thanks

Kevin

Speedy Petey 06-30-2007 06:23 AM

#10.

Who told you #12 was OK for this circuit?

hsdude1992 06-30-2007 09:44 AM

Home Depot is the one who said I could use #12 for this circuit. Lowes said to use #10. Thanks for clearing this up for me.

JohnJ0906 06-30-2007 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hsdude1992 (Post 50952)
Home Depot is the one who said I could use #12 for this circuit. Lowes said to use #10. Thanks for clearing this up for me.

#10!!!

I hate Home Depot!:censored:

http://www.contractortalk.com/showthread.php?t=23708

Speedy Petey 06-30-2007 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hsdude1992 (Post 50952)
Home Depot is the one who said I could use #12 for this circuit. Lowes said to use #10. Thanks for clearing this up for me.

To anyone going to this type of store for material:

DO NOT EVER listen to advice from clerks at these stores!!!

In fact, don't even ask them any questions.

ron schenker 06-30-2007 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 50982)
To anyone going to this type of store for material:

DO NOT EVER listen to advice from clerks at these stores!!!

In fact, don't even ask them any questions.

:laughing: :laughing: you got that right!

Dutchie2015 08-18-2015 02:51 PM

Working for Home Depot, I know 30 amp is 10 gauge, but I know my limitations too and that for everybody, don't guess ..., but sure or say no, I don't know !

Oso954 08-18-2015 03:00 PM

You pulled up an 8 year old thread to add your one comment.

Speedy Petey 08-18-2015 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dutchie2015 (Post 2381977)
Working for Home Depot, I know 30 amp is 10 gauge, ....

The funny (and sad) thing is that this is NOT always true.

And Oso is right. This is an EPIC thread resurrection. :laughing:

InPhase277 08-18-2015 07:34 PM

Rick Grimes would shoot this thread in the head.

Syberia 08-19-2015 01:43 PM

Someone at Home Depot told me to buy two pieces of "remnant" wire at a discount and just splice them together inside the underground conduit I was going to run them through.


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