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plumber Tom

07:11PM | 11/19/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
I noticed a junction box in the basement that has 12 /2 armored cable coming out (opposite feed end) and 14 / 2 going in. I plan to add lighting fixtures on this circuit. Should I change it all over to 12 / 2? Thanks for your advice, Tom

Tom O

06:03AM | 11/20/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
476 lifetime posts
You should check the breaker size that feeds this circuit. If it is 20 amp, all the wire on the circuit needs to be at least 12 gauge. If the breaker is 15 amp, #14 wire is OK.

plumber Tom

09:29AM | 11/20/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Will Do, Thanks, Tom


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