Subject:

RE: Follow-up to Answers to your question

Date:

Mon, 24 Sep 2001 10:11:25 -1000

From:

"Joe Wilhelm"

To:

"Joe Tedesco"

Joe, Thank you very much for your help! While I get around on the internet,

I don't know how to "post" or put up a reply or follow-up question... so if

I could ask you to please post this follow-up:

Thank you all for your helpful comments, especially "resqcapt19" for your

calculations! In light the reply's, could you please tell me how much

current 8 gauge will carry at 220V and 110V over a 50' long run? I'm

thinking of using a 50 amp double pole breaker (220V) by the main panel to

feed the 220V to another box 50' away with 4 number 8 wires (2 hot, 1

neutral, 1 green). The box at the end of the 50' will have at least 1 double

pole 20 amp breaker for a 220V line and some 20/15 amp breakers for 110V

lines. Will this work ok? Would it meet "code"? Someone told me that a

number 8 wire is only good for 40 amps so that's why I was thinking of

combining the 8 and 14 wires (a 3/4" conduit is already in place and I don't

think I can get 4 number 6 wires through it). Thank you all for your help!

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Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant