Wiring selection for sub panel

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Old 05-08-18, 05:57 AM
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Wiring selection for sub panel

I have 100 amp main service coming into my garage and Id Like to place a 60 amp sub panel right next to it. Id rather not use conduit, so I was thinking of using SER cable but I wanted to double check the gauge and type (aluminum or copper). I was thinking of going with 6-6-6-6 copper SER cable. Would this be a safe choice? Or is there something more common that is used?
 
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Just use a conduit nipple between the boxes.

You will not find SER with a full size ground. It is not needed to be full size.
 
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Just use a conduit nipple between the boxes.

You will not find SER with a full size ground. It is not needed to be full size.

????? 6-6-6-6 Cu SER is available. Sizes larger than #6 is when you see reduced size ground.
 
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I should rephrase about the main panel. It is mounted to a stud and recessed into drywall. So I was planning on mounting the sub panel the same way in the stud bay next it.
 
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You could mount the panel below the other one.

For 60 amps you could use 6-3 NM. It has a #10 ground. It is all that is required for a circuit up to 60 amps.
 
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