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need wiring advice from pole to studio

updated fri 26 sep 03


Gaye Sekula on thu 25 sep 03

My husband is ready to wire my studio and we have a question or two. We can't
seem to find electricians with consistent opinions, so I am turning to you,
the ones with experience in this kind of thing.

We have to go 185 feet from the electric pole. Will #4 wire with a 75 amp
breaker be sufficient or should we go with #2 wire and a 100 amp breaker? The
kiln says 45 amps, but it tripped the 50 amp breaker in my husband's shop. He
has #6 wire. We were told #6 wire would do at 185' but we've already seen that
it's so. We understand that the length the wire has to go has to come into

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Thank you for your help,