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Old 02-13-2014, 07:14 PM   #46
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Not having much luck finding 12/4. I found out that my area is still going by the 2008 NEC here so what is their best way to go about wiring this since I don't really have to comply with the 2011 neutral in every switchbox code?

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Having a little trouble finding some 12/4. I found some ROMEX NM-B 14/4 (Black-Red-Blue-White-Bare Ground) but I thought this would be better to do in 12 AWG wires since these are switched receptacles. Would there be any problems doing this in MC 12/4 since it seems easier to find?
Just wanted to add.........15 amp or 20 amp circuits ...........all your duplex receptacles can be 15 amp..... you don't have to splurge on 20 amp receptacles.......

I saw you first picture and wasn't sure if you knew that...

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Not having much luck finding 12/4. I found out that my area is still going by the 2008 NEC here so what is their best way to go about wiring this since I don't really have to comply with the 2011 neutral in every switchbox code?
why wouldn't you...............
you mean I busted an nut in a plaster and wood lathe.....replaceing knob and tube and ahole bunch of other stuff and broke a hump with that neutral thing.....and YOU..with an open basement are gonna say the heck with the neutral?????

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and you don't need the 4 wire.........."IF" you wanted to bring the neutral.....use the three wire with blk/red travelers and white neutral.......point screws for feeds and switch legs 2 wire...........................


AND...........you can use the #14,,.............. you think you want the 12's because it will be a better job...........it's really not a biggy and your fingers will thank you if you use the 14's...............

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You're right! I do like to do things the best way and putting the neutral in every box is the best way. I always try to think about the next guy owning this house and I would appreciate it being done right and up to present codes.
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Hi. I can only get two cables into the box by the outside door so I wanted to ask if this could work the way I have it drawn here. I can bring power through a junction box in the drop ceiling with 12/3 and use the red to switch the outside light. Here is a diagram of what I am thinking. I calculated 27 inches of boxfill at the box labeled A. Is that correct. The box has Arlington NM95 Black Button™ Non-Metallic Push-In Connectors and I read they don't count toward the boxfill.
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Had a change in plan. Can I use 12/4 to wire these 2 gang receptacle boxes with one constant hot receptacle, then break off the tab on the other receptacle in the same box and switch the top and bottom receptacle with two separate switches (A single pole and a 3-way). Here is the wire diagram that I am using and the example of what I want to do with the two gang box. I would pigtail off the hot in switchbox B to get the constant power to the constant hot receptacle. Any problems with this?
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