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Old 09-15-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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Is it acceptable to run 12/2 from a switch with with a 14/2 homerun coming into it? I have an existing 15amp circuit. The switch is already in place with a 14/2 jumper to another room. I need to wire my bathroom lights and I will be short on the amount of 14/2 that I have. I have plenty of 12/2 left over. Is it acceptable to run 12/2 from the switch with the 14/2 homerun to wire the bath lights?

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No it is not acceptable.

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Yes, as long as it remains a 15 amp circuit.
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bigger is always fine, smaller is usually not
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No it is not acceptable.

Jump the gun.

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