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Old 12-31-2007, 10:31 AM   #1
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Hi,
I am installing a sub panel off the main. I was advised by the electrician to buy 6/3 and 4/3 wire. the sub panel has a 2 pole 40 amp breaker and a single pole 20 amp breaker. I am connecting my double wall oven to this sub panel and running my appliances off the 20amp. i am assuming he is going to connect the wall oven to the 40 amp using the 4/3 wire and the 6/3 wire will be run from 2 pole 60amp breaker on the main panel to the sub. Am i right?

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Ayuh,.......

Seeing that 4 gage is Bigger than 6 gage,.....
I believe you have it Backwards........

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so 4/3 from the main to the 60 amp and the 6/3 wire for the double oven to the 2 pole 40amp?
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Ayuh,.......

Bigger Wire carries a Bigger Current.......

The 4 gage will carry Both the Oven current,+ the appliances.......
The 6 gage will only be carrying the Oven current.....
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thank you so much! I have been very worried about doing this right.
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