Wire Size? - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Wire Size?

Thread Tools
Old 08-07-2011, 02:59 AM   #11
Aug 2010
Lucas, Tx
Posts: 417
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts

Get a piece of 'Greenfield' Its a wound metal tube that is flexible and used for
covering wire. You can get a short piece and run it in the wall or outside.

I would get wire sized for the 50 amp circuit. No change necessary if you
go from 30 to 50 amp. Wire difference is small compared to doing it over again.

You can use separate wire - that's what was used before romex (along with conduit.)
Need 3 wires.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 03:14 PM   #12
Aug 2010
Clearwater, FL
Posts: 267
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts

If you EVER think you will want 120V from whatever is plugged into the outlet, you want to get 4-wire... 6/3 NMB w/Ground is worth the few pennies more. here is the 50' at HD, you only need 4', so probably $8-12 http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

and a 125/250V dryer outlet (google: nema 14-50 outlet)

You will never have any regrets if you do it this way, and all new installations of dryers and ranges are required to be this way by code..

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gauge of ground wire GRHunter Electric Brewing 12 05-25-2011 10:26 PM
4 wire conversion kjackbrown Electric Brewing 15 03-06-2011 10:23 PM
Question about stepping down wire size for PID HossTheGreat Electric Brewing 11 02-04-2011 05:15 PM
RTD extension wire Dave258 Electric Brewing 8 02-03-2011 12:06 PM

Forum Jump