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5% rule. #178705
06/09/08 10:17 PM
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Sandro  Offline OP
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300 mcm T90Nylon is rated for 295amps. Using the 5% rule, one could use parallel 300mcm runs for a 600 amp service?

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If your calculated demand is 620 amps, you can put in a 590 amp service, which would be fused at 600 amps according to 14-104, if a 590 amp fuse is not available. That is, you can install a 590 amp service and fuse it at 600 amps.

Re: 5% rule. [Re: twh] #178920
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Generally if you are considering applying the 5% rule I would first run it by your local inspector. Yes, it is a rule but doing so makes for a better relationship, especially if you don't know him/her.


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