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08-02-21, 04:00 PM
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Posted By orca15

Thanks for the input!! I of course planned...

Thanks for the input!!

I of course planned it to be in a box, and I think I can re-route it slightly to get all the slack I would need. Worst case - couldn't I put in two boxes a foot apart and...
08-02-21, 02:42 PM
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Posted By orca15

Check my circuit idea for EV Charger

I am getting ready to install a 14-50 plug in the garage for a plug-in hybrid. I sort of have two options, neither of which is that great. The panel is in the garage but 30 feet away from where the...
05-09-18, 08:04 AM
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Views: 1,570
Posted By orca15

OP Here- Just wanted to let folks know that...

OP Here-

Just wanted to let folks know that your help was fundamental in completing the installation successfully. I replaced the original (unused outdoor Spa) 50A GFCI on the main with a standard...
10-06-17, 12:28 PM
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Views: 8,034
Posted By orca15

OK got it. Glad you told me about capping off the...

OK got it. Glad you told me about capping off the neutral or I would have been staring at it with a puzzled look for a while. Manual says L1-L2-PE which I take to mean "protective earth" so assume it...
10-06-17, 09:43 AM
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Views: 8,034
Posted By orca15

Recap: New construction (basement upgrade)...

Recap:

New construction (basement upgrade) already wired for 30A cooktop (30A breaker and 10/3NM wire). 100A subpanel just a couple feet away powered by 50A breaker up in the main panel.
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10-06-17, 06:17 AM
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Posted By orca15

The manufacturer sent me the manual--which didn't...

The manufacturer sent me the manual--which didn't have an amperage but called for 7200W. Later they replied that it needed a 35A circuit.

So the answer is 35A, I guess. Sounds like #8 wire?
10-02-17, 03:29 PM
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Views: 8,034
Posted By orca15

Don't have the cooktop in hand. Haven't heard...

Don't have the cooktop in hand. Haven't heard back from the manufacturer. The only thing I've seen was one website (out of 5) that said 35A, the others were silent on the issue.
10-02-17, 09:35 AM
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Views: 8,034
Posted By orca15

Right, I did that math, but was concerned with...

Right, I did that math, but was concerned with the rating...not sure why they rate it much higher than it seems to need. Oh, and it has 4 2000W burners (specifically 2@2100 and 2@1700) so one more...
10-02-17, 09:24 AM
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Posted By orca15

I've got 10 feet of leftover 50A NM-B laying...

I've got 10 feet of leftover 50A NM-B laying around if that helps but man is that stuff hard to work with! I'd just as soon buy something smaller but maybe I should future-proof it? Will be covering...
10-02-17, 09:17 AM
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Posted By orca15

Wire Size for 35 Amp Cooktop

I just installed a sub-panel for a basement kitchenette (thanks for the help on that!) (http://www.doityourself.com/forum/electrical-ac-dc/583539-add-subpanel.html#post2645321). I had installed a 30A...
08-17-17, 12:05 PM
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Views: 1,570
Posted By orca15

Thanks for all your help. Went by the county...

Thanks for all your help. Went by the county inspector's office this week and they had no issue with the 100A subpanel on the 50A line, with the 50A CB up on the main.

Was unfamiliar with a "lug"...
08-14-17, 02:53 PM
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Views: 1,570
Posted By orca15

Not separate conductors in a conduit, at least as...

Not separate conductors in a conduit, at least as I understand that question. It is four wires in a sheath. Says "Type NM-B AWG 6-3 with AWG 10 Ground."

When the sheath is cut away it is a B-W-Red...
08-14-17, 02:21 PM
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Views: 1,570
Posted By orca15

OK, If the 50A CB on the main would protect the...

OK, If the 50A CB on the main would protect the 50A wire going to the basement add-on sub-panel, (and I guess that's sort of the whole point!) then that is a reasonable solution. It never occurred to...
08-14-17, 01:39 PM
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Views: 1,570
Posted By orca15

Because both subpanels would be fed by a single...

Because both subpanels would be fed by a single 50 A wire and would both have many (30-50A) of load possible. Just the kitchenette has 20A cooktop, 15A fridge, and a few lights and plugs. I suppose I...
08-14-17, 10:06 AM
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Posted By orca15

In case it is not clear, I am pushing back on...

In case it is not clear, I am pushing back on abandoning the extra (albeit unused) 50A circuit coming out of the (proposed) switch because some of this work is going to get closed in when I do some...
08-14-17, 09:50 AM
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Views: 1,570
Posted By orca15

OK let's completely give up on the generator...

OK let's completely give up on the generator idea. It was just something I was considering for the future. Easy to install one of those automatic transfer switches up by the main panel when I get...
08-14-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By orca15

The termination of the 50A line is a large pull...

The termination of the 50A line is a large pull out switch (cutoff? same as what is by the AC units) that was used for a spa, but no longer used for that. The generator input is a theoretical use,...
08-13-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By orca15

Thanks for the reply. Answers: 1) Don't need...

Thanks for the reply. Answers:

1) Don't need any help with the current termination of the 50A line. I am willing to get rid of the current termination (generator input) but only as a last resort....
08-13-17, 01:59 PM
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Views: 1,570
Posted By orca15

Add subpanel?

I would like to add a kitchenette with small cooktop, maybe a microwave, and small fridge in the basement.

[edit for clarity] Unfortunately my main panel is full and anyway too far away to run a...
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