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Old 07-20-2018, 08:16 AM #2111
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If you can handle running wire and doing the rest of the work that you are talking about, it's not much of a stretch to do what I suggested. If I recall correctly, there are a couple of build-ups in this thread of the steps to take.

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Old 10-07-2018, 07:04 PM #2113
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Running a little low on poles within this sub panel. Wanted to double check, get a little consensus if this wiring sounds right. The goal is to plug in 4x 220v 1kw lights.


30 amp dual pole breaker. Romex 10-2 from breaker into a junction box , 2 runs of Romex 12-2 pig tailed to the 10-2 in the junction box. Each lead of 12-2 will lead to a 20a duplex 220v outlet.


Could do the pig tailing within a double gang box, but I feel like using a junction box would be cleaner, less crammed, easier access to the connection.


Anyone notice anything wrong with this set up?


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Old 10-07-2018, 07:34 PM #2114
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Running a little low on poles within this sub panel. Wanted to double check, get a little consensus if this wiring sounds right. The goal is to plug in 4x 220v 1kw lights.


30 amp dual pole breaker. Romex 10-2 from breaker into a junction box , 2 runs of Romex 12-2 pig tailed to the 10-2 in the junction box. Each lead of 12-2 will lead to a 20a duplex 220v outlet.


Could do the pig tailing within a double gang box, but I feel like using a junction box would be cleaner, less crammed, easier access to the connection.


Anyone notice anything wrong with this set up?


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Yep. Your breaker is too large to protect the downstream components. The breaker needs to be sized at or below the lowest-rated component in the circuit.

You might consider running the feed from your panel into a small sub-panel and distributing your 15a or 20a circuits out of it. This won't cost you any more space in your main panel and will give you the downstream protection that you need. Small subs can be had for under $20.
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Ahh, thanks Rives. Makes sense. Gonna look at some of the smaller subs.

If the second smaller sub, is only running 220v. Is it ok to feed it with only 2 hots and a ground?

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Ahh, thanks Rives. Makes sense. Gonna look at some of the smaller subs.

If the second smaller sub, is only running 220v. Is it ok to feed it with only 2 hots and a ground?

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Yes, you can do that. If the wire isn't already in place, the incremental expense of the extra conductor is minimal compared to the flexibility that it would give you later.
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