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03-28-19, 04:23 PM
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Posted By SonomaJim

Thanks. I figured it didnít matter if the main...

Thanks. I figured it didnít matter if the main breaker to the subpanel was 200 amp versus a combined breaker amperage of 220 for the 3 feeds from the subpanel. I know that the loads from all 3...
03-28-19, 01:02 PM
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Posted By SonomaJim

Subpanel to subpanels load capacities

At the main electrical panel outside my house, I have two meters, one for the residence and one for ag. In that panel, there are two separate 200 amp double pole main breakers.

One main...
01-13-14, 12:56 PM
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Views: 1,158
Posted By SonomaJim

Now that it looks like we should do separate...

Now that it looks like we should do separate conductors, not triplex, I have a question about the sizing of the neutral and equipment grounding conductor ("EGC").

Eventually, I am looking to...
01-13-14, 11:05 AM
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Posted By SonomaJim

I was considering purchasing triplex. Is that...

I was considering purchasing triplex. Is that stuff only suitable for direct burial, whereas separate conductors ares always the way to go with conduit? That makes some sense to me.

Now for the...
01-06-14, 04:12 PM
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Views: 693
Posted By SonomaJim

Good catch. I meant #4 for the one hot lead. ...

Good catch. I meant #4 for the one hot lead.

I need to power a small motor (< 5 amps).

Same questions then for a 15 amp circuit. #4 for the neutral? What size for the equipment ground...
01-03-14, 02:03 PM
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Posted By SonomaJim

Wire Size Questions for Long Outdoor 10 amp Circuit

Need to run a 120V/10 amp circuit in 650' of underground conduit. A 5% voltage drop is fine. I am thinking #4 aluminum (USE ??) will do for the two hot conductors. Will #4 work for the neutral...
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