For the short runs you are making, 16 gauge is just fine. But as I pointed out in an earlier post, since Monoprice comes in 50' spools or larger, why not get 14 or 12 gauge and if you ever have to make a longer run, you now have the heavier stuff on hand. Its like $3.00 more for 14 gauge.
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