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Air Compressor Wiring Question

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Getting ready to run a 30 amp dedicated circuit in my garage for a new air compressor and have a question regarding a disconnect switch. I've read that a disconnect is required within 6 feet of the compressor but, since my compressor will be installed 5 feet from the breaker panel is it required? The panel is next to the service door and I plan on running 10/2 romex to a junction on the other side of the door, then hardwiring a cable from the junction box to the compressor.
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A breaker within sight of the compressor can be considered a disconnect.
So can a cord and plug if the compressor has one.
Thanks Joe,
Compressor is a Puma 60 gallon with a 5HP motor and the book says is should be hardwired so I am going to use a 6' cable hardwired to the junction so I can move it away from the corner if and when it needs servicing. Here's a pic of where it will be going. Breaker and compressor will be within an arms reach of each another.


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