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proper wire sizing for run from generator in garage to house
I've been reading up on all my electrical how-to books and consulting Code Check, but I'm still unsure about how to size my wires for this project. Here are the details:
Generac 5500 watt generator out by the garage. I'd like to plug the generator in here, have a cable carry the power to the transfer panel in my basement.
I have a free 2" buried pvc pipe already in place that comes up through the garage floor and exits just outside of the house. Perhaps the previous owners wanted to do something like this?
The distance from the garage to the house is 75'
The transfer panel is a a Reliance 10 circuit 30 Amp panel.
Normally, I'd say that a 10 gauge wire would be fine for carrying a 30A load. Would the distance dictate that I go down to an 8?
Even though the wire will be carried in a plastic conduit, would code require I use a UF rated cable rather than NM?
Lastly, would I need to use a cable, or would it be kosher to use individual wires?