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Old 06-18-00, 02:03 PM
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i want to run a 100amp sub panel off a 200amp service. the distance to the sub panel will be about 50 ft. what size wire should i use and does it need to be in conduit thanks rick
 
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Old 06-18-00, 03:59 PM
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raflannelly,

For 100 amp service you need #3. You will need some kind of conduit since they don't make a sheathed cable that big. If this is going underground some of the way, PVC is the recommended choice. If you do use PVC you will need a #6 ground as well. You will need a 1" minimum size conduit.
 
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