I am finishing off the attic for office / bedroom space. I require 220v for two baseboard heaters and 110v for a few other circuits for receptacles and lighting. I plan to install a new 60 amp double pole breaker in the 200 amp main panel to feed a new sub panel upstairs. My question is what gauge of wire to use. An electrician where I work suggested a multi-cable with #8 wire. Does this sound correct? Also I'm installing a 100 amp panel because they are abundant and cheap at the home centers although larger than I need. Should I feed it with 100 amps even though this is overkill. I plan on having a licensed electrician look it over but want to save $$ on the grunt work and materials markup. Thanks
60 amp panel is more than enough. Run a 6/3 (with ground) sheathed electrical cable to feed the panel. This is a general answer local codes will vary depending on your location.
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