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jgrenier 04-23-2013 11:11 AM

22 awg wire
 
can I use 22awg wire for the garage door button?

jbfan 04-23-2013 11:16 AM

Should be fine.
I prefer something bigger.

jgrenier 04-23-2013 11:42 AM

Ok, like what? Lowes suggested 18 . but, I have 22 and just need a second button in the garage area.

Thanks for your help by the way!

jbfan 04-23-2013 11:43 AM

How far is the run/
I would use 18 also.

jgrenier 04-23-2013 11:56 AM

Not very far. it's a 16 foot garage opening and I simply need to move the button to the inside of the garage. So half way over about 8 feet and down about 4 feet. 12 feet? Just trying to keep a tenant out...:furious:

davido30093 04-23-2013 12:45 PM

I don't see a problem with using the #22 wire. It is very low current and very short duration.

Look here:

http://www.stardoorparts.com/Wire-fo...s-p/35265b.htm

FixitDragon 04-23-2013 12:49 PM

If you have it, use it. Low voltage, low current, momentary usage, no issues. If it doesn't work, then you will know because the opener won't respond and you can get something heavier.

jgrenier 04-23-2013 12:52 PM

Thank you all.. Just wanted to be sure before I started. Enjoy your day!


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