Help finding 8-2 wire

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by emdoller, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. emdoller

    emdoller LawnSite Member
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    Hi,

    I am looking to purchase 10 feet of 8-2 landscape wire because I have to move an already installed landscape light.

    I have searched everywhere including local stores and unless you need 100' or more cant be found.

    Any idea where I can buy just 10' of 8-2 landscape wire?

    Ed
     
  2. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. emdoller

    emdoller LawnSite Member
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    using 2 pieces of 16-2 will not result in the same resistance, it will be quite a bit higher which is not what I want.

    I could use two pieces of 10-2 but finding 10' of that is just as hard. Using 2 12-2 is close as well and I guess if I can't find 8-2 is what I will use.

    Given that I'm running 10', 300W at ~12V here's what I think it looks like:

    8G 0.15V drop
    10G 0.25V
    12G 0.4V
    14G 0.625

    Using 2 wires will cut the voltage drop in half.

    Ed
     
  4. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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  5. emdoller

    emdoller LawnSite Member
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  6. emdoller

    emdoller LawnSite Member
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    Nice reply moron. If you don't know what your talking about, and obviously you don't, you shouldn't be offering up answers.
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  7. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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  8. emdoller

    emdoller LawnSite Member
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    As expected another idiotic response. Thanks to another member if this forum I found what I needed. Use two 16-2... Know that's funny. How do you come up with that? Let me guess 8 x 2 = 16??
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  9. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Emdoller,

    I am trying to understand why you need 8/2 for one landscape light? I have never seen a 300 watt fixture on the low volt side. What is the wattage of the lamp in the fixture you are moving and have you taken a voltage reading to see how much available voltage you have to work with currently. I am just saying because I rarely ever use any lamp over 35watts in any of my fixtures and you wouldn't need anything bigger than 12/2 really to simply add onto a fixture to move it. Your voltage drop is negligable at that distance and load.
     
  10. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    300 watts at 12 volts is 25 amps Thats a lot for parallel 16's
     

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