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Posted: 4/30/2002 4:20:00 AM EDT
OK guys, thanks to your help, I have run electricity underground, under my sidewalk, to my garage. Running 10 gauge wires through 3/4" conduit along w/ two phone lines was a lot harder than I thought. Anyway, I am ready to connect it to my breaker box. I normally only run florescent lights in my garage, but may wish to run a small window air conditioner some time in the future. What size breaker should I use 10-2 w/ gnd. (2 conductors w/ a ground wire)with a 50 ft run. 20 amp? 30 amp? Any help would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 4:30:04 AM EDT
Code says 25 AMPS maximum, so go with a 20 AMP breaker.
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 4:33:45 AM EDT
If you are not running any kind of sub panel, stay with a 20, also you will need to run at least 12AWG to everything you add onto that circuit.. Also low voltage and high voltage circuits cannot run in the same conduit. This is also in the NEC book.
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 4:44:18 AM EDT
You need to put a breaker box in the garage if you are going to want to split off different circuits.
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 1:34:40 PM EDT
I used a 20 amp. Works Great! Thanks for the help!
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 1:39:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bob243: If you are not running any kind of sub panel, stay with a 20, also you will need to run at least 12AWG to everything you add onto that circuit.. Also low voltage and high voltage circuits cannot run in the same conduit. This is also in the NEC book.
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Yeah, exactly like he said.
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