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Offline James77MCI8

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Re: How to Install 50 Amp Service at Home?
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2010, 12:38:27 AM »
# 6 white and # 8 ground in separate conduit back to panel will probably be cheaper than re-pulling it all. i'd also check with a local electrical supply house on the wire pricing. The big box stores aren't always the cheapest.
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Re: How to Install 50 Amp Service at Home?
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2010, 01:48:55 AM »
# 6 white and # 8 ground in separate conduit back to panel will probably be cheaper than re-pulling it all. i'd also check with a local electrical supply house on the wire pricing. The big box stores aren't always the cheapest.

Sorry, but you definitely don't want to do that.  It is a code violation for a very good reason.  If they were in metallic conduit run side by side, you could get inductive heating in the conduit.  All the conductors for a circuit must be in the same conduit.

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Re: How to Install 50 Amp Service at Home?
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2010, 02:26:27 AM »
Option # 2

Up size you conduit to accept all your conductors. PVC conduit is much less per foot than copper wire.
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Re: How to Install 50 Amp Service at Home?
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2010, 01:45:02 PM »
Something like this might work for you.

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Re: How to Install 50 Amp Service at Home?
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2010, 02:00:54 PM »
That really needs a couple pennies to replace those fuses  ;D ;D
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Re: How to Install 50 Amp Service at Home?
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2010, 02:37:19 PM »
Something like this might work for you.

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Re: How to Install 50 Amp Service at Home?
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2010, 06:25:09 PM »
That looks like the box we plug into when we stay at Murray & Jill's place west of Saskatoon.  I got tired of putting a penny under the fuses so I bought some screw in circuit breakers for them.  If I wasn't such a cheap SOB I'd put in a new box - maybe this fall.
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