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Looking to run 240v out to the garage for a welder 50a. wondring what size cable do I need to run to the panel in the garage.also have a air comp. @ 30a but dont plan on running both at the same time. panel in the garage will handle 100a do i wire it for 60a or go for 100a. aprox 40' of cable will be reqiured form house panel to garage

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