installing whirlpool lowboy hot water heater its 4500watts and 240 volts could you tell me what size wire and the letters that come after the size like 6THHN. Also the distance from electric Panel is 35 ft.
Here is the basic material list for installing a circuit for this Water Heater:10/2 NM-B Cable, copper - the trade name is "Romex". This cable has 2 insulated wire conductors and a bare ground wire, and the outside of the cable is Orange in color.Please note that there will be a Black and White insulated wire, and for this 240 volt circuit the White wire should be colored Black or Red with electrical tape or a permanent marker.The 35 foot distance will be fine for this circuit and cable.A 2-pole 30 amp 240 volt Circuit Breaker.
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