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Old 10-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Is there a wire adaptor for lugs in sub-panel


I am in the process of rewiring my house and I plan on using a
sub-panel ( Eaton cpl112 125 A ) to feed the kitchen and dinning area.
We have a gas stove so there will not be any breakers above 20A in the
sub-panel.
I am planing on using the 40A ( #8-3 with ground wire ) that use to feed
the electric stove to supply the sub-panel with the original 40A breaker
in the main 200A panel.
The problem I have is that the min wire size for the lugs in the sub-panel
is #6 wire according to the label in the sub-panel, and I am trying to use
#8 wire, so how do I get around that ?

Take #8 wire strip the end fold it over and stick in the lug ?
The inspector probably wont pass that.

Use one of these copper lugs from Lowe's

http://www.lowes.com/pd_47513-12704-...ductId=3370334

its rated for #6 down to #14 put the wire #8 wire in the clamp area
and the spade end in the sub-panel lug.

Get a short piece of #6-3 cable and use solder/wire nuts/crimp and shrink tube to get the wire size up to #6 in the sub-panel, not sure if we are allowed to have joints in the panel in my area ( Ontario Canada ).

Or is there some other way ?

Thanks for any replies.

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In the states you could use wire nuts to connect a short piece of #6 to the #8, but I've heard wire nuts inside panels are allowed in Canada.

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