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    robanderin Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 29, 2009, 09:56 AM
    Cable size for 200 amp/600 foot run
    My friend is building two small homes on a hill 600' away from his inlaws orchard that has a 400 service panel for the pumps. He wants 200a underground the 600' then split to two 100a services for each home. Someone came out and ran 1awg in a two inch conduit. Nit that I'm a electrician or anything but that seams fairly small for that distance. Am I wrong to think it should at least be 3copper or 4alum?

    Has a meeting with the guy this week and looking for ammo to prove him wrong

    Thanks
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    stanfortyman Posts: 5,602, Reputation: 279
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    Nov 29, 2009, 10:39 AM

    1awg is WAY to small for 200A even at 10', let alone 600'.

    600' is pretty much to far for any 120/240v service/feeder. You really should jump to high voltage then back down to 12/240v.

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