I’ve looked around some and didn’t see anything in the NEC specifying solid vs stranded wire but I’m not an electrician and it can be difficult to decode sometimes. I’ve looked at both HD and Lowes and the 50′ or cut to length 8/3 was stranded, the individual strands did appear to be thicker gauge than what we have currently. I’m comfortable with the wiring, especially since it will basically just be redoing what is already there. Getting the new wire into the box and the old wire out is my main concern so I’m undecided if I will attempt it myself or call an electrician.
If I do it myself I’d have to track down some solid 8/3 but it should be under $100 which isn’t too big a deal but would still like avoid it if unnecessary. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.