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6/4 AL for Attached Garage Sub Panel

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I have a length of 6/4 Aluminum cable that I'd like to use as a 40 amp feeder to a small sub panel in my attached garage. I can get a picture of the cable later today but one thing I do remember about the cable is that it does not have the ground wrap around all the conductors, its un-insulated and is twisted all by itself.

Question is, can I use this through the wall and run to a sub panel in my garage? I already know everything there is to connecting a subpanel, I am just questioning the use of the aluminum cable I have.

Edit: its type SE/SER cable, see the attached picture....


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Awesome, got it from a buddy who's store closed down and got some electrical stuff for cheap. Just need a small sub panel for outlets to run some tools, air compressor, possibly a welder down the road (small one). This run will be a short run (probably about 50 feet) and would be easy to change out in the future if needs change. Thanks!
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