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Old 04-20-2013, 06:14 AM   #16
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If you insist on using #10 then you only need 10/2.
To use the 10/3 simply don't connect the red wire to anything. Leave curled up in the box with a wire nut on it at each end.


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Old 04-20-2013, 06:59 AM   #17
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Exactly Joe. It is painfully simple. Just cap off the red and don't use it.

IMO someone that has to ask a question like this should NOT be touching electrical work without on-site guidance. ESPECIALLY in a (likely) commercial audio/video environment.
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:00 AM   #18
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Most 15/20A receptacles are rated for a max wire size of #12. You will need to pigtail some smaller wire to the #10 before landing it on the receptacle.


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