|Originally posted by oneobgyn
As Dr Grant states, the 6 gauge although very thick is malleable. It was brought up from the service panel inconduits through the walls to the AC outlets which BTW were also specially ordered for me by Jim Weil of Sound Application. It was quite a chore for him to make the terminations at the AC outlets
I'll bet it was, do those outlets have unusually large terminals on them or did he terminate the wire with a reducing lug? I used the PS Audio power ports I think they're called, and they have standard size terminals on them.
Dr. Grant, yes 6 gauge is malleable, but still, to get that stuff terminated at an outlet gotta be a lot work....really curious how Jim Weil pulled that off...
Anthony A., there is really no magic to it, just sound workmanship and materials. I used 6-3 NMS(4 conductors-2 hots, neutral and bare earth ground). 6-3 is capable of a 65 amp draw and my equipment at full blast will not draw that much. Split the feeder into 2-110VAC circuits at the subpanel to supply the equipment using the PS Audio outlets, I like the way they grip the plug blades. Maintained integrity of the neutral and earth(bare) ground on both circuits back to the sub-panel and then on through to the main service panel. Many folks get into trouble here by bonding the neutral and earth ground improperly, this bonding should be done only
at the main service entrance and not anywhere else in the system. Proper neutral and earth bonding goes 99% of the way to eliminating ground loops and hum, the rest being good, solid and tight connections, always use the screw terminals on outlets and not the push-in-the-hole clamp style. At the main panel I had to re-do the neutral and earth bonding set-up that was there and that was it. There was a bunch of twisted together leaders which I re-did using a junction block and then sufficient gauge to the service buss.
It may sound a little complicated but it really is very simple once you understand how it works and of course having some experience with in-house wiring doesn't hurt either...:)