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Old 01-30-2010, 12:30 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I have searched the fourms and the internet for help but have come up more confused than when I started. I even bought some books on wiring and i can't seem to get a clear idea of what I need. I have seen different answers to the same questions.

Here the scoop. I have an outbuilding I am going to use as a mini office. I will have a stove and a few other kicthen appliances. I have a 100a main panel in the outbuilding and a 200a panel in the house. The building is only 3 feet from the house. If you were to run wire from panel to panel its only about 30 feet. I need to know what size guage wire and have many wires need to nook up the two panels. I have seen answers ranging for 2-2 copper, to 6-2, I have seen one site that suggest 2-2-2-4.


Also i was needed to know what gauge wire to run to the kicthen. Because it is a stove I was told it needed a 210 outlet, with a 50 amp breaker.


quick run down on what i need to know

1. guage wire(and how many) to 100amp subpanel
2. guage wire on 210, range stove outlet (and breaker needed)
3. guage wire for kicthen outlets and breaker
4. is 12-3 good for standard outlets on 15 amp breakers
5. is 14-2 good for lighting on 15amp breaker

Any help to guys could give me would be a great help. I've spent a lot of time looking but like I said I keep getting different answers, so maybe you guys can clear it up for me.

thanks Charlie

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I used #3 copper for 100a
(3) #3 - 2 hots & a neutral, then a #6 green ground
Detached structure must have 2 grounding rods with #6 wire Min

I use #6 wire for a 50a stove
2 hots, white neutral, green ground
Kitchen also needs (2) 20a counter circuits w/12-2 wire
If there is a sink they need GFCI protection
Lights OK with a 15a & 14-2 wire
Or if you have enough 12-2 wire "leftover" you can do 12-2 & 20a

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Thank you, that helps quite a bit. I wanted gather as much information as I can before I start this project. The inside wiring should be easy it was just the main power line between the two panels that I am worried about.

If I should need more help I post again. Thanks again. Charlie
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Also keep in mind your ungrounded conductors and ground wires must be separated in the sub panel!!!
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Kitchen also needs (2) 20a counter circuits w/12-2 wire
If there is a sink they need GFCI protection....
Whether there is a sink or not, any outlets serving a counter-top area are required to be GFCI protected.
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