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Old 11-26-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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Would it meet code to use 8/2 wire for a 50 amp receptical for my welder or do I have to use 6/2?

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Old 11-26-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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Wire size questions


6/2 is good for 65 amps and 8/2 is good for 45 amps
when you are shopping around ask what the price of 6/2 and 6/3 is, usually 6/3 is cheaper as it is more used (60amp subpanels)
when i was wiring up my construction heater in my garage i bought 8/3 because it was much cheaper than 8/2 and i just cut the white wire as it entered the box

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