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Old 10-02-2011, 09:21 PM   #31
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I bought 60 ft of 2-2-2-4 wire
Just so you don't get surprised during your inspection, check with whom ever handles the inspection and see if they will allow #2 AL on a 100 amp breaker. When used as a feeder it is rated for 90 amps.

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is there a way I can lookup online if its allowed by my town? I dont plan on getting it inspected as I live in a area where people dont bother us, but I am still curious.
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is there a way I can lookup online if its allowed by my town? I dont plan on getting it inspected as I live in a area where people dont bother us, but I am still curious.
How would we know, you have no location posted.
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ohh I live in newburgh new york
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I was not paying attention to what you wanted to look up. I doubt that piece of info will be posted. Some places will allow #2 AL for a 100 amp feed to a sub panel and some will will not. Code wise a 90 amp is required at the main panel.
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would it be a good idea to run the heaters on dual pole 50 amps incase I want to run a bigger heater in the future?
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would it be a good idea to run the heaters on dual pole 50 amps incase I want to run a bigger heater in the future?
No offense, but at this point you are really starting to scare me. Call an electrician. You are going to kill yourself or someone else.
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I kno i cant use 50 amps lol I just wasent thinking, all im doing is buying the stuff. My uncle is doing the wiring you dont have to worry lol. I just dont want to be calling him up every 5 minutes asking these questions. He did stop over yesterday and took a look at the wire I bought and my plans and said everything was good. Im going to buy the box and some breakers at lowes now.
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No offense, but at this point you are really starting to scare me. Call an electrician. You are going to kill yourself or someone else.
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you guys helped alot..really, and dont worry I am not doing this myself
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you guys helped alot..really, and dont worry I am not doing this myself
Then you could of saved everyones time buy asking your licensed electrician. Best wishes.
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