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monkeystomach 12-28-2010 07:12 PM

Run 12/3 but only use 2 wires?
 
I'm curious if it is okay (within code) to run 12/3 but only use one hot, the neutral and ground and not use the red?


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joed 12-28-2010 07:15 PM

No problem with that.

monkeystomach 12-28-2010 07:26 PM

Great! Good to know.


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clashley 12-28-2010 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeystomach (Post 558239)
Great! Good to know.


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If the red is at any point connected to the hot, you need to cap off the other end.

SubSailor 12-28-2010 08:03 PM

Don't snip the red to where you can't use it. You never know when you may need it in the future.


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