COMMUNITY FORUM

MarcR

09:58AM | 03/11/03
Member Since: 03/10/03
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I'm trying, unsuccessfully, to figure out the logic my electrical contractor used during the wiring rough-in for the kitchen.

He used 14-3 cable to bring power to a double-gang j-box; the red and black conductors are each connected to a separate 15-amp breaker at the service panel. One breaker is marked for the disposer.

From this j-box, he ran 14-3 cable to the dedicated disposer outlet. The black conductor is hot. Was there a special purpose for using 3-conductor cable at this location? If so, what should the box dressing look like?

Thanks in advance for any and all advice.


gs99

05:43PM | 03/11/03
Member Since: 11/18/02
30 lifetime posts
The disposer needs a switch. In mine, two-wires from a j-box come into the disposer switch box. The disposer wiring comes into this same box.

Not sure how/why a three-wire is needed.


joed

03:45AM | 03/12/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
527 lifetime posts
He probably did you a big favor. That 3rd wire can be used to power you dishwasher. It is a multiwire circuit. The white neutral is shared between the black and red wires.

gs99

02:37PM | 03/12/03
Member Since: 11/18/02
30 lifetime posts
I assumed the red wire going into the double j-box may have been for the dishwasher.
But I still don't know the purpose of the red wire going from the double j-box to the "dedicated disposer" box, if I understood it correctly?

electricmanscott

02:59PM | 03/13/03
Member Since: 11/05/01
101 lifetime posts
What type of disposal? Is there a wall switch or is it a batch feed?

MarcR

03:11PM | 03/13/03
Member Since: 03/10/03
2 lifetime posts
Thanks, everyone, for your replies. The j-box I refered to is intended for the disposer switch. My dishwasher circuit is wired separately. This means that I still can't understand why the disposer outlet is wired with 3-conductor cable. It could be for a split outlet, with one side switched. Or, perhaps the electrician was simply using a convenient piece of cable.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Deep blue grays like the shade shown in this example "have a nautical, serene feeling," says Amy Hendel, designer for Hend... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1