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Subject: Use of 50 amp breaker, 10 gage wire for A/C unit

Date: 09/06/01 at 11:54 PM
Posted by: Sam
E-mail: sattaya@dialaccess.com
Message Posted:

I'm selling a home whose condensor unit (29.1 amp CL)
is protected by a 50 amp breaker. Wiring from the
breaker box to the condensor (less than 40') is 10 gage.
A buyer's inspector has raised the question of whether
the wire should be 8 or 6.
An electrician friend cited article 440, section
22 as justification for using a 50 amp breaker
with 10 gage wire, but only for this refrigeration instance.

Does anyone have a copy of this section of the code
which can be forwarded? The buyer's inspector will
require more than a friend's verbal citation.


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