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03-29-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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does 2 10 gauge wires = A 6 GAUGE

03-29-2013, 11:28 PM   #2

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nope

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 03-30-2013, 03:21 AM #3 Electrical Contractor     Join Date: Sep 2008 Location: Delmarva Posts: 3,368 Rewards Points: 2,000 The OP may be assuming that #10 wires may be paralleled to use for a 60 Amp load. After all, mathematically 2x30=60. Problem here is paralleling of conductors can not be used in this manner with wire sizes smaller than #0 AWG. __________________ -KB Life is uncertain -- eat dessert first!!
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 Originally Posted by kbsparky The OP may be assuming that #10 wires may be paralleled to use for a 60 Amp load. After all, mathematically 2x30=60. Problem here is paralleling of conductors can not be used in this manner with wire sizes smaller than #0 AWG.
See, once you state that, he's gonna do it anyway.
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 Originally Posted by k_buz See, once you state that, he's gonna do it anyway.
Wouldn't that be 1/0 ?

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 Originally Posted by eastcoastsparky Anything larger then 1/0 may be parralled
1/0 or larger? Correct?

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 Originally Posted by brric Wouldn't that be 1/0 ?

First of all: #0 and 1/0 are the SAME THING.

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 Originally Posted by eastcoastsparky Anything larger then 1/0 may be parralled
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 Originally Posted by brric 1/0 or larger? Correct?
Second: You are permitted to parallel conductors 1/0 (#0) or larger.
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03-30-2013, 05:06 PM   #9
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 Originally Posted by kbsparky First of all: #0 and 1/0 are the SAME THING. Second: You are permitted to parallel conductors 1/0 (#0) or larger.
That's what Iwas pointing out. I was just tying to be nice.

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