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Old 09-28-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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I am trying it figure out what type of wire I need to run from a remote electrical pedestal to my proposed cabin. The cabin will be less than 500 square feet and have a refrigarator, and possible electric stove. No washer or dryer. The rest of the cabin will have the basic outlets and lights. The distance from the pedestal to the cabin is about 110 feet. I want to use a direct bury cable but want to make sure i buy the proper wire to use. I have had several different recommendations which has made this exercise more confusing. Please help

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Size depends on the stove being there or not being there.
The stove could be a min. of 40 amps.

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Unless you know the electrical requirements you will have at the cabin nobody can advise as to which wire size to use.
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Unless you know the electrical requirements you will have at the cabin nobody can advise as to which wire size to use.
I'll say 750 kcmil CU just to be on the safe side.
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If the cabin qualifies as a "dwelling" for code purposes, then it is required to have at least 100A service. 100A is plenty for what you're doing, unless you have electric heat or tankless electric hot water. If you use gas for all heating and cooking appliances and are not subject to the dwelling code requirement, then you could probably get by with 40-60A with no problems. But we'd need to know the actual specs of the equipment you're installing.
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100 amp.When you get the boot,you can run an electric heater.

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