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listo 02-14-2013 09:37 PM

can I use 3 wire?
 
I need to run a line of my breaker box, I only need a 2 wire but all I have left is 3 wire, can the 1 wire just hang out not connected to anything?

rrolleston 02-14-2013 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by listo (Post 1117401)
I need to run a line of my breaker box, I only need a 2 wire but all I have left is 3 wire, can the 1 wire just hang out not connected to anything?

It will work if thatís all you have. Kinda a waste but if you are not going to use it for anything else you might as well use it.

listo 02-14-2013 09:48 PM

K thanks, I don't think I'll use it for anything else, maybe it's worth it to just grab a 40 ft chunk of 2 wire

joed 02-15-2013 09:36 AM

Cap the wire and leave it in the boxes. Don't cut it off. It may be useful in the future.


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