I am currently finishing my basement and before I close in the walls and ceiling, I am think of pulling the wire necessary to add a 40amp sub-panel in my garage for my table saw (when I upgrade to one requiring 240). My understanding is that 8/3 cable should be enough for that.
My question is that since my garage is attached to my house, can I pull the the white 8/3 that is used for inside or should I pull the black wire that is also rated for outside/underground?
Use the white one, but I would run a 6/3. Then you can put a panel in the garage at a later date. Otherwise if you want any other receptacles/lights you will need to run a new cable from your basement. This will give you 60A which is plenty for a garage. EV chargers can add more to that but there are ways around it with a load miser.
Thank you both for your very useful comments.
Anyone know where I can get 6/3 (white) cable? All the big boxes are out around me (Hamilton).
Can I use the black external cable if I can't find the white wire?
Hi once more.
Having a hard time find the internal 6/3 (white) but can find the black stuff here. Will this be sufficient if I can't find the white?
Woods 63950021 25' 6-3 NMW/G Wire https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B000HEHCMS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_K88ZGC0BK2SQXMMD4PHG
John from Edmonton.
Not a helpful comment. Pulling a wire does not require an electrician. Furthermore I have the appropriate permits and inspections from ESA so my insurance is not void.
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