Length of wire run, panel to receptacle.


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Old 08-27-16, 08:43 AM
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Length of wire run, panel to receptacle.

I recently installed a new receptacle which will be the only item on a 20 amp circuit. For variety of reasons (not wanting to carve into finished walls or ceilings, or foundations), I decided to not take the shortest route from the panel to the receptacle, but are rather use cables I had put in place years ago, unused, just in case I wanted to add something to a circuit or create a new circuit.
The result is that from the panel to the receptacle, there is a run of approximately 80 feet of 12gauge wire.
Will this length of cable compromise the performance/safety of the receptacle?
The largest (and only) draw on the circuit would be a 1500 watt space heater.
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Old 08-27-16, 09:17 AM
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The 80' run will not cause an issue but you might have voltage drop issues if you extend the circuit beyond the present end for additional receptacles.
 
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Thanks.No extension of the circuit is planned, or going to happen.
 
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Old 08-29-16, 03:24 PM
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I highly doubt you will have any voltage drop issues, even if you add more receptacles, or use an cord.
 
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Thanks for the input. The receptacle is working as expected.
 
 

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