Did we ever hear what size wire the plans call for? Most jobs I've bid tell you the wire size somewhere.
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I was just awarded a job. The plans may be complete next week.
i haven't drawn them yet.
it was my shortfall, i didn't realize the repeaters would pull that much.
i was figuring a nominal 180 watts per device, a quad would give 360 watts, or three amps.
i am now the proud owner of six rolls of #6 simpull, and three rolls of #8 green simpull.
$2,200 or so.
next time, i'll clarify something like that.... 'eh, it's only THREE OUTLETS, not even something to consider.... ;-)
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If this is a 60 amp circuit using 6 AWG conductors - the equipment grounding conductor can be 10 AWG.
Just doesn't quite sound right does it? But that is what code says.
A code compliant way to use the 10 AWG EGC is to run a feeder to near the outlet with 10AWG EGC. Then run shorter 20 amp branch circuit to the outlet with smaller conductors.
Last edited by kwired; 05-30-12 at 09:28 PM.