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Old 09-02-2008, 02:23 PM   #31
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I don't know how you came to the conclusion that I said that #14 is rated for 20 amps. The insulation has to be designed to be capable of withstanding the heat generated when the conductor is over loaded 100%. For #14 wire, this would be 30 amps.
#14 THHN has an ampacity of 25A, so if it can withstand an overload of 100% of its rating, then it would be 50A, not 30. At least get your figures right.

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#14 THHN has an ampacity of 25A, so if it can withstand an overload of 100% of its rating, then it would be 50A, not 30. At least get your figures right.
This jousting serves no purpose!
Lets stick to the original post about wire nicks.
We are all aware of the the various insulation qualities, so lets get back to the original post.
As TW is the basic insulation level for NM cable for residential wiring, it is assumed that we are discussing this! For any other application, it should be stated what this is.
You have demonstrated your command of the NEC, which is commendable.
As your intent seems to be to dominate, rather than educate, I cannot see the value of furthering this discussion.
I wish you well, and good-bye!
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:15 PM   #33
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NM-B cable uses THHN wire. If you are going to give out information, please make sure you are giving out the correct information.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:58 AM   #34
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The advice and statements I see on this forum are getting worse and worse. And in this case, very dangerous. Some DIY guy is going to read your posts and think he can safely wire up his dryer or range with #14 NM if he just considers the "safety factor."

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The advice and statements I see on this forum are getting worse and worse. And in this case, very dangerous. Some DIY guy is going to read your posts and think he can safely wire up his dryer or range with #14 NM if he just considers the "safety factor."
Amen. Something that you'd expect to find on Yahoo answers, huh John?!
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Amen. Something that you'd expect to find on Yahoo answers, huh John?!
Oh Jeesh, I did tell the people over there that they could get better answers over here.

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