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Old 08-04-2011, 05:40 PM   #16
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Ok...went to price 6/3 UF wire today. 3.64/ft. @ electric supply store. Also saw 2/2/2/4 Aluminum wire today at Home depot for 1.49/ft. It was Cerro wire Type SE. Can this be used in buried coduit? If not what rating and size aluminum wire do I need for a 100ft run? Looks like ita alot cheaper to use aluminum.....

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Old 08-04-2011, 07:13 PM   #17
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if you're running pvc/conduit the whole way you dont need to use a cable assembly.


THHW or XHHW wire would be acceptable 3 #6 copper for Hots and neutral 1 # 10 Green Ground, or 3 #4 Aluminum for hots and neutral 1 #8 Green Ground
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Yes I am using 2.5 inch gray pvc the entire length. What is the most cost effective wire to purchase? Would like to go a little on the larger size wire in case I need more later. Thinking about a pool in the future that I would run off this sub panel in the detached garage. That reminds me of another question. How many subpanels are you allowed to run off your main panel?
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Yes I am using 2.5 inch gray pvc the entire length. What is the most cost effective wire to purchase? Would like to go a little on the larger size wire in case I need more later. Thinking about a pool in the future that I would run off this sub panel in the detached garage. That reminds me of another question. How many subpanels are you allowed to run off your main panel?
Aluminum XHHW is probably the most cost effective. #6 and smaller neutral has to be white the entire length. No limit on the number of sub panels.

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