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Old 03-26-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
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I want to run Electric in my garage. I was told by an electrician that i need 6/4 wire. The onlyplace that i found it was at grainger and it was the most expensive thing i have ever seen in my life. Is that the only wire that i could use and if so is there a cheaper place to buy it?

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Old 03-26-2009, 05:21 PM   #2
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you need to decide what size panel you want in there...is it attached or detached?...if you want a 60 amp panel in the back you would use 6-3 with a ground...or you could use aluminum which is cheaper, but you need a bigger size...

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What are you planning to do in this garage?
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The size wire you install for the garage sub panel is determined by the size of the breaker that feeds it, and your electrical demands/needs in the garage. What will you have in the garage? This information is what we need to know before we can advise you on panel size and conductors.
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what kind of load are their in your garage ? that you can base what circuit protection rating you will use and also with its allowable size of wire you can use.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:17 AM   #6
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i love this forum...one guy can say something and five guys will say the same exact thing post after post
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New Orleans, figures.

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am i wrong here?...three guys followed with the same response...and whats with the "new orleans, figures"....are we known to have a bad attitude around the country?
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Its a detached garage that one day i would like to have the capability of having as a rental unit but for now i just want to have a shop.
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:57 PM   #10
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Ever notice how one guys says something then a bunch of other guys say the same thing


You need 6/3 with ground, not 6/4



Wait...detached. You should run PVC and individual #6's THWN. 2 blacks, 1 white and a #10 green ground. Also, drive a ground rod or two.

Grainger is not a place you want to buy wire....or anything. Home Depot.


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