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Old 12-20-2011, 08:05 PM   #16
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No and no!

It must be uf rated cable, or needs to be 4 induvidual conductors in pipe.


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Old 12-20-2011, 08:11 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by cybex210 View Post
Also @ Jim what does it mean that I cannot parrallel conductors that small? You mean run those two cables along the same path so closely together?
I thought you were asking if you could run two smaller cables to equal a larger size cable. For example only, run 2 #10's instead of something like a #6.

If you install a subpanel at a detached building you will need a grounding system, like 2 8' rods.

The ability to run a 3 wire feeder to an outbuilding and re-bond the neutral and ground has been removed from the Code. Hence the need for 4 conductors.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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you've got the panel pretty well surrounded by 2x4s, so how will you get the wires into it?
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:30 AM   #19
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I've noticed no ones mentioned it so I will.

NEC 210.8, states that all Electrical Recepticles in a Garage, Kitchen Counter, Bathroom, and outdoors must be GFCI protected.

Your building code may allow just having one GFCI Outlet, but having the rest run on the same circuit as the GFCI for a Garage, provided you label each recepticle with a sticker that states "GFCI Protected", OR, you may be locked in at requiring all outlets you install to be GFCI. You need to speak with your local cities commissioner office or city hall, and determine which is which, and what needs to happen.

Do not attempt to install unprotected recepticles in a garage.

GFCI Recepticles are a bit more expensive than regular outlets.

So it is important you figure out which applies to you.

Just putting that out there.


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