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How Do You Identify BX Cable Gauge?


I am replacing the wiring and receptacles in my basement that were damaged during hurricane Sandy. Is there a way to identify the gauge of the existing wire? Not sure if I need to get 12/2 or 14/2.

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How Do You Identify BX Cable Gauge?


Use a pair of wire strippers- the gauge is marked next to the corresponding slot. The slot for #12 won't strip a #14. #14 wire is also a lot easier to manipulate than #12.

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Use a pair of wire strippers- the gauge is marked next to the corresponding slot. The slot for #12 won't strip a #14. #14 wire is also a lot easier to manipulate than #12.
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