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Old 12-21-2008, 08:14 AM
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The maximum wire size is governed by one of three things. 1) If the load is a motor load like a compressor which has a high current start out of proportion to the running current, 2) the distance between the circuit breaker and the load causes voltage drop, or 3) if you have a certain plug configuration as is your case. A 10 gauge wire will not support a 50 amp circuit.

You need to install the correct sized wire and circuit breaker.
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