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Old 03-31-2013, 01:20 PM   #16
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well this an older breaker so finding an 15A is going to alot harder to find so I am just using whats in the breaker which is 20A.
OK, so then I'll ask why did you run #14??

Just because that is the breaker you have is absolutely NO reason for an incorrect and non-complaint install.

At this point you rant the wire, get the right breaker. Period.

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Speedy I would have to order an breaker for it and them breakers are 60 dollars an piece... reason why I am running #14 wire is because that is only thing I have...

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OK, so then I'll ask why did you run #14??

Just because that is the breaker you have is absolutely NO reason for an incorrect and non-complaint install.

At this point you rant the wire, get the right breaker. Period.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:28 PM   #18
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Speedy I would have to order an breaker for it and them breakers are 60 dollars an piece... reason why I am running #14 wire is because that is only thing I have...

ok i'll bite ... what brand of breaker is it ...
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Speedy I would have to order an breaker for it and them breakers are 60 dollars an piece... reason why I am running #14 wire is because that is only thing I have...
Sorry, but that is NOT an acceptable answer. You then should have just gotten the right wire.

WHAT is with people cheaping out on electrical installations. Isn't DIYing it saving you "tons" of money???
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Speedy I would have to order an breaker for it and them breakers are 60 dollars an piece... reason why I am running #14 wire is because that is only thing I have...
You had plenty of money to buy the disposal though, didn't you?
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Speedy Petey disposal was only 70 dollars and what kind of breaker box this is The wadsworths electric mfg co which they do not make brakers anymore for this panel and yes I checked at menards and they can get them for 60 dollars and they would have to order it.

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here is 2 photos how Philly told me but I still dont see where 2 extra black wires come into play if there is already 2 black wires used up.

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Have you tried looking on eBay for the breaker you need? Using #14 on a 20 amp circuit would be a code violation, and could be dangerous if you ever were to overload it.
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Kyle yes I did and no luck...

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I'm waiting for the OP to state he didn't hire an electrician because they are too expensive.

OP...you should not be doing electrical work. You have no clue what you are doing. You obviously didn't do any research what-so-ever before you started.

Looking at your pictures, I have no idea what you have going on, but I'm guessing that your problem is on that 3 way switch. Looks like a direct short to me.
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1) turn the breaker off.
2) save some money.
3) call an Electrician.

You are in so far over your head that you are a danger to yourself and others.

(And no, you don't have it wire as Philly said.)
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Its not time to bust my chops over on this and I have rewired my down stairs basement outlets so dont be saying I shouldnt be doing this... I just came on here looking for some help and not here to bust my chops over 14/3 wiring...

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I'm waiting for the OP to state he didn't hire an electrician because they are too expensive.

OP...you should not be doing electrical work. You have no clue what you are doing. You obviously didn't do any research what-so-ever before you started.

Looking at your pictures, I have no idea what you have going on, but I'm guessing that your problem is on that 3 way switch. Looks like a direct short to me.
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Ok your going to bust my chops 2 wow.... Ok I just asked for some help..

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1) turn the breaker off.
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3) call an Electrician.

You are in so far over your head that you are a danger to yourself and others.

(And no, you don't have it wire as Philly said.)
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You have done all this work in your house and still do not recognize a direct short to neutral at the switch?

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