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What Size Wire For 50 Amp Service From Main Panel?

50 amp service

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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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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1/0 Flexible Welding Cable for Pipeline Weld Truck

Sending a big thanks to our customer, Alan, who snapped this photo of his 1/0 Welding Cable Class M mounted on his pipeline weld truck.

Alan, who is located in the beautiful state of Washington, decided to buy 250′ of our orange 1/0 Ultra Flexible Welding Cable Class M UL/CSA for his pipeline weld truck.

Wire And Cable Your Way offers two types of flexible welding cables – Class K & Class M.

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6 AWG THHN/THWN Building Wire For a 220V Hot Tub

What is the Best Wire For a 220V Hot Tub?

With summer right around the corner many people get excited for their hot tub & jacuzzi installations!

Upon purchasing the hot tub, many people ask what type & size wire they need for the hot tub install?

We recommend looking at our 6 awg thhn/thwn copper building wire for a 220v hot tub that requires 50 amp service, as this is the most popular!

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How Our Customers are Using SER Cable

service entrance to an external structure
Hey everyone, Willie the Wire Guy here. Lately, I’ve been keeping in touch with a number of our customers who have purchased wire and cable products for a couple of reasons: (1) to make sure they’re satisfied with their wire and cable, and (2) out of curiosity—to see how our products are being used. I’ve received awesome feedback, and I’m glad to see that people find our wire and cable performs at a high level.

It’s also been great to see the kinds of projects people are undertaking that have made them need our products in the first place. I thought it’d be a good idea to share this information for anyone who might be tackling a similar electrical project so that they can learn what type of wire others are using. Today, we’re going to focus on our Aluminum Service Entrance Cable with reinforcement tape (or SER Cable) and how Wire & Cable To Go buyers are putting it to use.

Using SER Cable to Feed Distribution and Sub-Panels

Predominantly, people are using our Aluminum SER Cable as it’s generally intended—to carry power from a service drop to the electronic meter base, and from that meter base to the distribution panel. More specifically, many customers are using our SER as a service entrance feeder cable from utility poles to their sub-panels when distributing power to an area outside the home (like a detached garage). SER is a perfect cable for feeding power to your sub-panel, and, depending on the amount of amps their sub-panels are handling (we’ve seen everywhere from 50 amp to 200 amp sub-panels being serviced), our customers are using all sizes of SER as a sub-panel feeder. What’s important to keep in mind when wiring a sub-panel on a structure separate from the home is that the sub-panel will need to be grounded. For this reason, all of our SER cable comes with ground included.

Many external structures that require significant power to function can utilize SER in their electrical distribution. Just a few that we’ve seen our customers build and service are:

  • external garages

  • pole barns

  • heavy-duty workshops

  • pool houses

  • green houses

We’ve seen each of these projects employ Aluminum SER cable as a service entrance, but it’s important to understand that SER is only suitable as an above-ground service entrance cable. For direct burial aluminum cable for underground distribution, please take a look at our selection of Aluminum URD Wire, or visit our direct burial cable archive.

While SER is mostly used for much the same purposes across the board—distributing power from the main power supply to a subsidiary structure—it’s been interesting to hear of the unique things people have been powering on their property with our Aluminum Service Entrance cable. We will continue to profile how our customers are using different types of wire and cable in the future, so be sure to look out for our next installment!

If you have an upcoming project and are considering Aluminum SER Cable we do recommend consulting with a local electrician who is up to date on all codes and who can also advise on the correct size.

We offer Aluminum SER Wire in sizes 6 AWG - 4/0 and can cut to any length you need!

Please click here to view our entire Aluminum SER selection>>

Feel free to give us a call at 855-880-8010 if you have any questions!

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,

Wire & Cable to Run 100 AMP Outdoor Service to Shed


Are you looking for wire & cable to run 100 amp outdoor service to your shed?

If so, Wire And Cable Your Way has a few excellent options.

Our customer, Marvin for example, who sent in the above photo of his wire installation, used #2 AWG THHN Copper Building Wire for 100 amp outdoor service to his shed. Martin was running over 100' of wire for the connect.

Click here to view pricing and specs on #2 THHN Copper Building Wire >>

Depending of the length of the run, many customers also decide on #3 AWG THHN Copper Building Wire to run 100 amp outdoor service.

Click here to view pricing and specs on #3 THHN Copper Building Wire >>

If you are looking for Aluminum, we have a great variety of Aluminum Building Wire to choose from as well.

We have a wide selection of underground aluminum secondary distribution cable which is multi-conductor & used for direct burial.

Click here to view pricing and specs on our entire Aluminum Underground Secondary Distribution Cable category >>

We also offer single conductor XHHW-2 Aluminum Building Wire.

Our most popular aluminum wire for 100 amps service would be our #2 AWG XHHW-2 Aluminum Building Wire & our #1 AWG XHHW-2 Aluminum Building Wire

Click here to view pricing and specs on our XHHW-2 Aluminum Building Wire

Wire And Cable Your Way always recommends consulting with a local electrician before you make a purchase. Based on the length of the run and your environment they will provide important feedback.

We cut all of these wires and cables by the foot with no extra charge, allowing our customers to choose the exact length they need for the installation.

If you have any questions please call 855-880-8010

Thanks for stopping by!

Your Pal!

1st Place Winner - Electrical Wire for Off-Grid Hybrid System

Wire And Cable Your Way would like to congratulate Marc Stevens in Nebraska for winning 1st place in our February 2015 photo contest!

Marc used several different wires of ours including our 8/3 SOOW Cord, THHN Copper Wire, and Welding Cable for his renewable energy project.

Here is what Marc had to say:
This project is an Off-Grid hybrid system that includes a 3 kW wind turbine on a 100 ft self-supporting lattice tower and 2.8 kW of photovoltaics on a dual axis tracker. Wire and Cable Your Way supplied us with #8 AWG SOOW for the down tower wiring, #8 THHN for the inverter/charger and solar charge controller wiring, and 4/0 welding cable for the home run battery connections.

renewable energy, 8/3 soow cord, thhn wire, welding cable

Thanks Marc for the excellent photo!

We'd also like to thank all of our other customers who submitted photos this past month! We found great joy seeing what everyone has been working on and we greatly appreciate you taking the time snapping some photos!

Thanks for being a customer!

Until next time,


Wire And Cable Your Way would like to congratulate John Kielty for winning 3rd place in our February 2015 photo contest!

Although this photo may be a little "out of the box" we really loved the creativity of how the wire was being used.

John uses the copper in our 350 MCM Welding Cable Class K for tree sculptures.

Here is what John had to say:
My project is one of many copper tree sculptures embedded in unique rocks which my wife and I collect from the USA and Canada in our RV travels.
I use only 350 MCM Welding Cable Class K copper wire. Our friends and family seem to enjoy these gifts. These copper trees are set in drilled holes in a nice piece of Sierra Nevada quartz.

350 MCM Welding Cable

Thanks for submitting the photo, John!

We greatly appreciate having you as a customer!

Until next time,
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