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Willie The Wire Guy

What Size Wire For 50 Amp Service From Main Panel?

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Many of our customers here at Wire & Cable Your Way are looking for electrical wire to service their new backyard woodshop, like this one shown above.

Our customer Steve, a skilled project engineer sent in these pics from a home project he recently completed. Steve needed to run 50 amp service from his main panel in his home to a 100 amp breaker box (shown below) in his new shop.  Steve purchased our 6 AWG THHN/THWN Copper Building Wire for his project.

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Difference Between Plenum (CMP) Rated Cable & Riser (CMR) Rated Cable

What is the difference between plenum rated cable & riser rated cables?

Many customers ask, "What is the difference between plenum rated cable & riser rated cables?"

Plenum Cable

Plenum rated cables are used in plenum areas meant for use in commercial and residential spaces.  These plenum spaces are located in the space between the ceiling and the floor above it (drop ceiling) creating pathways for heated/air conditioned or return air flows.

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What’s the Difference Between SOOW, SEOOW, and STOW Portable Cord?

What’s the Difference Between SOOW, SEOOW, and STOW Portable Cord?

And what does the J in SJOOW, SJEOOW and SJTOW mean?

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Buying flexible portable cord can be a confusing process—the existence of several different types of SO cord makes it hard to choose the right one. To help anyone going through this process, we’ve compiled a quick cheat sheet to explain the differences between them.

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10/3 & 10/4 SOOW Portable Cords for Pond Fountains

We just got these photos in from our customer Janice who runs a popular fountain business down in Florida.  Janice purchases our 10/3 & 10/4 SOOW Portable Cords for floating fountains her company installs in ponds.

Here is what Janice had to say:

“The SOOW Portable Cords run from the fountain in the water to the pond shore.  Then the cables are run through in-ground conduit to a fountain control panel and connected to the panel to supply power to the fountain.”

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Belden 8467 Equal – 18 Gauge 7 Conductor Communication & Control Cable

Does your job require an 18 gauge 7 conductor unshielded communication & control cable?

If so, Wire & Cable To Go has this type of cable (shown above) and may other communication & control cables in stock!

These low voltage UL listed cables come in a gray jacket with fully annealed stranded tinned copper. We have several different types of shielded and unshielded low voltage cables available in 500′ of 1000′ spools.

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