Old 12-05-03, 10:17 AM
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My wife wants me to install an electric range in the basement to allow her to do home canning without cluttering up the kitchen.

Where she wants the range is about 40feet from the breaker panel. Wht size cable should I use? #6 or #8? Also I checked the pigtails at Lowes and All I could find were rated at 40 amps and were # 8 wire. Also I believe I will need either a 50 or 60 amp double pole breaker in the box, but which one?
Old 12-05-03, 10:27 AM
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Everything starts with the selection of the range and its associated characteristics. Pick a range, then tell us all the electrical specifications.
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Many ranges can run on 8/3, but if you want to run this before you buy the range, then run 6/3. It'll keep your options open.
Old 12-05-03, 11:50 AM
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Might just run a sub-panel down there if her canning projects take off and require other equipment in the future. Just a thought, I do so like to plan ahead.

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