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I need to know what size wire and breaker I need to wire in a 230 volt 40 amp. cutterhead motor

  • Please use the edit link underneath your question if you want to change it instead of posting it a second time. Thanks, and welcome to the site. – Niall C. Apr 28 '15 at 4:06
  • Can you post a photo of the nameplate on the motor, or the model number? – Tester101 Apr 28 '15 at 11:28
  • That's one heck of a home improvement. Alternatively, it's dubious as to on-topic-ness. – Ecnerwal Apr 28 '15 at 11:36
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  • 40 ampere breaker
  • 8 AWG copper, or 6 AWG aluminum conductors (See National Electrical Code 2014 Table 310.15(B)(16)).

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