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Old 08-10-2007, 03:42 AM   #1
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can i use a # 6 awm stranded type wire from a main panel to a sub panel in conduit under ground? it will have 40 amps or less on it. this is what it says on the wire. awm mil 6awg/133 fep 600v 200c from what i read online i think its silicon based its oily when you touch it . this might be a unusual way to use this wire but with the price of copper if will work it will save me money
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#6 wire is rated for 60 amps so putting it under a 40 amp breaker poses no problems at all. You are putting it under a 40 amp breaker aren't you?

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To put it in pipe, under ground, it must be rated for use in a wet area.
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#6 wire is rated for 60 amps so putting it under a 40 amp breaker poses no problems at all. You are putting it under a 40 amp breaker aren't you?
im using a 50 amp breaker. i just wanted some comments on the wire type to make sure there was no problem using that type off wire thanks

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ok thanks for the help

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