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Old 10-29-2010, 11:29 AM  
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An electric storage hot water tank runs on 240 volts.

It will be wired with #10 wire, can I use 10-2/ground or do
I need to use 10-3/ground.

Should I use a 2-pole 30 amp. breaker, 2-pole 25 amp. breaker or a
2-pole 20 amp. breaker.

The individal heating elements are rated for 4500 watts and only one
turn on a time.

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Old 10-29-2010, 01:08 PM  
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10/2 cable and 30 amp double pole breaker.

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Old 10-30-2010, 08:03 AM  
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Thanks JoeD for answering my posted thread on wire size and breaker
size use with hot water tank.

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