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Sammy 2 11-19-2011 09:29 PM

Electric Furnace
Can I use Roomex #2/3wire to feed an 18KW electric furnace, putting it on a 100 Amp breaker. The furnace is staged and draws about 80 amps max under full operation. ( 240 V. ) I realize I don't need the neutral.

mpoulton 11-19-2011 11:44 PM

I didn't realize NM cable was available that large.

darren 11-20-2011 08:22 AM

Yes you can use #2, it is overkill but will work.

You could also use #3 wire.

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