Ok, so I'm installing a 6-50R receptacle in my garage for my 225 Lincoln AC Buzzbox. This thing is going directly in from scrap. I'm not installing this thing myself, I will be hiring a professional, but I want to understand exactly what is happening to get an idea of what should be done here.
So far I understand that I..
- Need the Receptacle
- Need the 50-Amp Breaker for the Plug
- Need the Wiring from the box to the Receptacle
- Need a Conduit?
I'm unsure as to what kind of wiring I'll be needing. I've heard two types so far. One is a Romex 6/3 wire, another is a AWG #6 with 2 other wires minus the sheath so I can pull em' through a conduit? I was looking at a 6/3 Romex and the 3 wire came bundled in a protective outer insulation and looked like that was the winner for my setup.
But then I noticed in my garage everything was ran through conduits, and when I was searching on google, I noticed a few posts saying that pulling wires that are bundled up like that are a no-no when a conduit is involved? I should just buy the the 3 wires and yank em' through the conduit and hook them up one by one? ****EDIT***** |||Confused on differences between THHN #6 Wiring with Conduit and Romex 6/3 Wiring.|||
As you can tell I'm pretty confused about this here wire situation. Any light shed on the matter would be greatly appreciated. Again I'm not doing this myself I'm hiring a professional, but if someone could explain to me what it is I actually need that would be awesome for two reasons.
- I'll save by being able to buy the materials myself
- I'll understand what is happening and will appease my tinkering interests
Thanks in advance guys!