Reply Fri 15 Apr, 2016 07:14 am
My Load Center is in the Garage, and I want to install a sub-panel in the basement. This requires me to run wire through my garage to get there.

My question, can I just run cable through the garage or do I need a conduit? And if I need a Conduit, once I enter the basement, do I still need the conduit till I get to the Sub Panel?

I don't have any issues with the wiring inside the panels, etc.
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2016 02:01 am
You more than likely will want to run conduit. It's cheap enough. Depending on the amperage of your sub panel, assuming it's more than 30amps. You will need to run at least 6-8AWG. Most definately if you want it to be up to code should you desire to sell your home one day. In which case there are many things you need to look into. Size of pipe, size of wire, how many amps for your sub panel, available amps in your main panel, running pipe in the simplest run to your sub panel location, strapping your pipe, bending your pipe properly, reaming your pipe properly, using the right couplers and connectors, pulling your wire. It's a hefty undertaking and I suggest doing a lot of research before hand
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