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    Had a loaded 200amp panel GE split buss, had to add sub panel,75 amp from exsting panel to sub panel.
    Then remove 1/25 amp & 40/amp 2 pole to the sub panel,so I could install the 75 & 60 amp breakers on the main panel 60 amp went to GFCI panal out of main to disconect.8/3 /g Ok

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    For a 60 amp circuit you will need a size 6 copper conductor
    For 75 amp a size 4 copper

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    Good that is exactly what I did thanks.The 8/3 with g went to GFCI from main panel.
    Last edited by cwhyu2; 04-01-2011 at 10:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwhyu2 View Post
    Good that is exactly what I did thanks.The 8/3 with g went to GFCI from main panel.
    8AWG is not large enough. You may end up with a burned up pump motor

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    4 copper is allowed for service entrance and feed to subpanels using a 100 amp breaker, in this area.

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    This does not comply with several code sections

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