equivalent load carrying
I'm running #8 wire out to my 110V, 19 amp lakeside pump (per manufacture recommendation based on the distance from box to pump). Rather than hard wire the pump, I'd like to use a 20 amp GFI and plug. The GFI will accept two #12 wires line wires. Will two #12 carry the equivalent load of the one #8? Is it better to 'unravel' the #8 and split it into two and attaching each to the GFI?