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#1 posted 07-11-2014 04:18 PM


Don’t go cheap. don’t go small. Follow local codes. I actually had assistance from my electrical inspector who made sure my shop and my electric service was to code. If you are running more than 25 feet of wire use the next larger wire size. The amperage draw initially is the surge current, then there is the normal running amperage.

You can yourself an idiot, probably not true, but if you are ignorant( different LOL) you can get some excellent picture books with explainations at your box store, Menards, Home Depot, Lowes. The guys/gals there can also help in selection.

Met a woman do it yourselfer who was planning to wire her house. Gave her similar suggestions and told her to buy the best electrical tools she could affort. It’s like woodworking?

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