AWG for sub panel
Talking with a buddy (yes, who's an electrician), but I'm confused about wire gauge. There's a 50A double-pole breaker on the main that I no longer use since switching to a gas stove. I want to replace it with a 60A breaker to run to a subpanel. It'll be about 50' of cable from the main panel to the sub-panel which will have 4 breakers. Currently he's recommended using the existing 50A to run to a 50A subpanel master using 10/3 (same 50' run), but I think I want more capacity to expand for the future. Table saw, hot tub, outdoor lighting, man the amps add up fast ).
Questions assuming I go for the 60A: do I need to use 6/3, or would 8/3 work (for ease of bending and price)?
If I can find a 60A GFCI breaker as the sub's master, will that cover all the circuits from the sub or are individual GFCI breakers preferable? I'd rather do them as breakers than individual outlets, unless I'm missing some reason that's not a good idea.
If I do the 50A, is 10/3 adequate?
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