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    Hello, I'm installing a Kohler steam generator and the plate on the generator specifies 8 gauge wire. I'm puzzled by that because I would expect the distance from the breaker panel to dictate the size of the wire. If I use a wire gauge calculator with the other specs on the plate (240V, 45A...
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    Hi everyone, I have been assigned a task to order a cable that will be able to run a motor. The motor is the Dump Truck Tarp Systems Gearmotor, Motor, Gearbox & Cover Hd. The specs of this motor are Voltage: 12V, Amps: 33A, Horse Power: 0.8hp, and Rated RPM: 40 and other information about the...
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    I recently constructed a pond on my property and I am making plans to install an aerator and a well to supplement the water level. I will run 240v/2-wire electric from a panel in my basement 300ft to a subpanel at the pond site to service the aerator compressor and the well pump (both 230v)...
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    Need a little help. I've got an attached carriage house in an old century home that had a 40 amp sub panel in it. The previous owner also had several NMD lines running underneath a deck from the main to various pumps and lights. I found these while replacing the deck :( It was a real mess...
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    Hi, first post, glad to be here. I've successfully installed a handful of low voltage lighting systems. This time however, the work is a gift for a friend and I had come to the limit of my budget when I realized that the run from the transformer would have to be much longer than I had...
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    Hello, I am sizing wire for my service entrance and want to make sure that I purchase the right one. I am trenching 150' from my meter pole (approx. 35' from an overhead transformer) to serve a 200A panel at the house. The calculated load for the house is ~90A. I wanted to allow room for...
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    Hi, I am planning on changing the heating plinth in my bathroom for a bathroom fan heater When disconnecting the plinth, I realised it had been wired with 14 awg from the thermostat to the plinth. In fact, the wire coming to the thermostat is on 12 awg (on a 20 amp breaker) and he is split...
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    Hi, I recently purchased a solar panel system for installation at an off-grid cabin, and am having trouble figuring out what gauge wire to run from the energy source to three separate outdoor outlets. My system runs off of two 12v deep cycle batteries that flow through a DC/AC inverter, which...
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    I am designing the circuit(s) for my basement apartment (cca. 800 sq ft) baseboard heating solution. I am planning to buy Berko HBB Series heaters and distribute them as shown in the below table. All have a voltage of 240/208. Location Model Length(in.) Watts Amps...
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    I'm installing 30A, 120V service for my travel trailer so I can plug it in at home. I need to know the correct gauge wire for this installation, based on the specs below, to ensure voltage loss will not damage any of my RV components will run on full load: 1) installing a 30A, single-pole...
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    Situation: I have a low voltage transformer, output 12V, 200W in my basement. I have a 12 gauge wire running from that to outside of the house, and then another 12 gauge wire connected to that. From that wire I am drawing 199W over two 50W bulbs, and nine 11W bulbs. Problem: The lights are no...
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