New Water Heater


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Old 12-16-04, 07:57 PM
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New Water Heater

New water heater arrived...5500 watts...30 amp breaker

No #10 wire in my small city so daughter picked it up.

The #10 red and black are solid wire, the green #10 is stranded.

I don't like the stranded wire to wrap around the ground screw, just seems mickey mouse to me.

Can I use #12 solid for the ground?

Length from panel maybe 30 feet.

Thanks,

Baldwin
 
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Old 12-16-04, 08:11 PM
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Sorry but no.
 
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Old 12-16-04, 08:26 PM
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Darn! Guess I'll have to take a drive.

Thanks John
 
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Old 12-16-04, 09:42 PM
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Why don't you crimp a nice terminal end on the stranded wire and hook that under the screw. That will look professional and you can still use the stranded ground wire.
 
 

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