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Old 04-21-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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I got rid of my spa and i am leftwith a 8/3 wire outside. The wire is connected to a 50 amp breaker in my main panel in the house. I want to use the wire to run lights to a gazebo. Can i use the 8/3 wire or do i have to pull the 50 feet of 8/3 out and replace it with a 14/2 wire? Can i leave the 50 amp breaker in and keep the 8/3 wire connecting it to a new out side 4breaker panel to runthe lights from?

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You can use 8/3 but not the 50 amp breaker.

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an i leave the 50 amp breaker in and keep the 8/3 wire connecting it to a new out side 4breaker panel to runthe lights from?
Good option but you need a 15 amp breaker in the new panel.

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