I'm currently having a new home built and was wondering what the requirements are as far as wire sizes to use, 12 or 14 gauge?
I can physically see 12 gauge wire going to high current draw items such as the refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, disposal, etc. but 14 gauge is connecting all the receptacles. I would prefer using 12 on the whole house but they've already started using th 14.
Is it worthwhile to have them stop using 14 and go to 12? What does the electrical code call out?
I have a 200amp main breaker.
Please advise. Thanks in advance!!