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Old 11-12-2013, 06:42 AM   #16
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10/3 UF is about $1 per per .. ( that would be 4 wires )

#10 Thhn/thwn is about .38 per foot x 4 = 1.52 per foot PLUS the conduit ..


that why some use UF ....in the condiut ...

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I hope everyone had a filling Thanksgiving.

Looking back and the older post from Philly Master says “10 wire = 30 amp breaker”.
Should I go with the 30 amp breaker instead of 20 amp since I will use a #10?
(Approximate values for shed: 2 circuits; 1500 watts and 1360 watts = 2860 total watts)


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I hope everyone had a filling Thanksgiving.

Looking back and the older post from Philly Master says “10 wire = 30 amp breaker”.
Should I go with the 30 amp breaker instead of 20 amp since I will use a #10?
(Approximate values for shed: 2 circuits; 1500 watts and 1360 watts = 2860 total watts)


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there isn't anything (typically) wrong with running a larger conductor size than that required by the rating of the circuit breaker. a #10 on a 20-amp breaker is fine. but if you are already running #10, why not take full advantage of its 30 amp capabilities and get a 30 amp breaker? why leave 10 amps "on the table"?

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