electric hot water circuit breaker

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  1. Oct 29, 2010 #1

    dodge2000

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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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 29, 2010 #2

    JoeD

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    10/2 cable and 30 amp double pole breaker.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2010 #3

    dodge2000

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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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