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Old 05-02-2013, 12:58 AM   #11
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I understand that its already in but why not just run 8-3wg instead of 10-3wg and have the correct wire for 50 amps?
For me, it was cost for the distance, and the size of the preexisting conduit to the garage. ... And need. 30 amps 120 or 220 in the future is enough for me
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:15 PM   #12
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A few weeks ago we visited my dearly beloved's brother. I installed a 30 amp box for his use with his trailer, and for our use during our visit. He had purchased an outdoor 30 amp TT box with the receptacle in it from one of the home improvement stores. It had a very nice sticker inside showing exactly how to wire up ---- a 50 amp receptacle.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #13
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HUH I guess I went overkill with 6 ga. run for my 30 amp .......
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:25 PM   #14
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12 awg max circuit breake ris 20 amp
10 awg max circuit breaaker is 30 amp
8 awg max circuit breaker is 40 amp
6 awg max circuit breaker is 50 amp

All cirucit breaker will easily hold 110% to 120% of it load for awhile before tripping.
Also I have a 30 amp circuit I use for my MH at my house and use a 30 to 50 amp convertor plug and I easily can run even both AC units together.
Now If I kicked on the microwave it will trip the 30 amp breaker easily.
Get a 50 amp if you can afford it or just put in a 30amp for setting up beffore a trip.
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Also in the NEC you really only use 80% of the circuit breakers capacity so most cases you never ever reach maximum circuit breaker amps unless you have a short of a major overload.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:32 PM   #15
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I just wired my new garage last summer with 10 gauge and 30amp breaker. We just bought the new camper and it runs 50 amp. I'm not going to pull new wire etc. I keep the camper all year at my house and always plugged in to keep the battery ready. We did use the 5th as a bedroom a few times when friends visited in the summer and I used the air no problem. I don't suspect I would have a problem running just the air on the new 5th. I just bought a 50-30 converter cable and should be all set. Anyone with a suggestion feel free to chime in...

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Old 05-02-2013, 02:46 PM   #16
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I just wired my new garage last summer with 10 gauge and 30amp breaker. We just bought the new camper and it runs 50 amp. I'm not going to pull new wire etc. I keep the camper all year at my house and always plugged in to keep the battery ready. We did use the 5th as a bedroom a few times when friends visited in the summer and I used the air no problem. I don't suspect I would have a problem running just the air on the new 5th. I just bought a 50-30 converter cable and should be all set. Anyone with a suggestion feel free to chime in...

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one hour's worth of work and it's done... i ended up removing the old 30 amp TT-30R outlet box (going to give that to a friend and install it at his house for his class c). 6 gauge sure is stiff to work with and feed through conduit... glad it was a short run and it's done! yippee!
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