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Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Michiganspank, Dec 14, 2003.

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  1. Hi
    I am not sure this is the correct group,
    but here goes ....

    I am moving a electric dryer from 1st floor to 2 floor ,so I figure
    I will be running about 60 additional feet of # 10 gage wire,
    so my question is at what distance would a # 8 wire be recommended ?

    thanks in advance
  2. Russell

    Russell Guest

    The Canadian Electrical code allows 3% drop in a branch circuit (ie. from
    panel to load).
    #10 is breakered at 30 amps.
    At 30 amps, a 3% drop will occur at ~105feet.
    The general rule of thumb for residential wiring is to increase the wire
    whenever the run is greater than 100 feet.
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