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Old 12-18-2007, 11:07 AM   #31
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If this house was built in 1994 this is/was an extreme code violation.

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It is no wonder that the circuit breaker for our outer kitchen wall tripped. It is a 20 amp circuit and the refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, overhead lights, center island and other things are on that 20 amp circuit.
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House is 18 years old.

Now to learn about power flowing through a circuit that has been cut off at the main panel - will start a new thread if I can't find something related.

I appreciate the help -

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Hi all,

i'm a newbie.
Could you tell me what the benefits of useing 12 or 14 gauge wire in some areas as opposed to others are.

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Could you tell me what the benefits of useing 12 or 14 gauge wire in some areas as opposed to others are.
The advantages of 12 awg is that is thicker and therefore can carry more current. It is used for 20 amp circuits. It is also used for 15 amp circuits that have to travel long distances to counter voltage drop. It is required by the NEC to provide power to at least 2 kitchen small appliance circuits, and in the bathroom, for the receptacle.

The advantages of 14 awg is that it is thinner, and therefore easier for some to terminate. It takes up less space in electrical boxes. It is also less expensive than 12.

It cannot carry as much current as 12.

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