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Weekend Warrior

06:31AM | 01/11/04
Member Since: 11/29/02
106 lifetime posts
How do I determine what guage wire to buy when adding 1 or 2 outlets (or lights) to a given circuit?

tomh

08:06AM | 01/12/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
When adding to a circuit, match the existing wiring. Most commonly, for a 15 amp service 14/2, for 20 amp 12/2. There is no harm in using 12/2 wire on a 15 amp circuit, but you should not use undersized 14/2 on a 20 amp.


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