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Old 04-02-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,
I am new to this site and I need your help.
I need to wire up some receptacles. On one receptacle box I have a 12/3 and a 12/2 romex coming thru. On another receptacle box I have two 12/3 romex coming thru. Last but not least I need to wire 2 receptacles with only a 12/3 romex coming thru the box. None of these are connected to the breaker box yet. I am trying to help my electrician friend who had a family emergency. I will leave the breaker box to him.
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Hello everyone,
I am new to this site and I need your help.
I need to wire up some receptacles. On one receptacle box I have a 12/3 and a 12/2 romex coming thru. On another receptacle box I have two 12/3 romex coming thru. Last but not least I need to wire 2 receptacles with only a 12/3 romex coming thru the box. None of these are connected to the breaker box yet. I am trying to help my electrician friend who had a family emergency. I will leave the breaker box to him.
Thanks in advance,
Ray
He will hate you for it!

Explain 12/3 vs 12/2 first. What you may have is switch controlled recpts.

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He is a good friend of mine the 12/3 romex has a red,black,white, and ground wire, The 12/2 romex has a black,white,and ground wire. I would tell him exactly what I did when I wired them up also I would take a picture with my phone.
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He is a good friend of mine the 12/3 romex has a red,black,white, and ground wire, The 12/2 romex has a black,white,and ground wire. I would tell him exactly what I did when I wired them up also I would take a picture with my phone.
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Are these recpts tied to each other in a string? What was the intent of the recpts/room and why the rewire? Maybe that'll help us understand the 12/3. I could see it on one for a switched outlet. Also, if its a switched outlet they usually only control one and the center jumper must be cut.
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Yes they are, rooms are being remodeled old sheetrock has been removed.
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Yes they are, rooms are being remodeled old sheetrock has been removed.
Was this a freebie favor for a friend? Maybe he just had some extra 12/3 and used it. Is the 12/2 going back to the breaker?
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Yes it is, and no the 12/2 is not going back to the box. He is a licensed electrician.
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There can be many reasons why you have 12/3 and 12/2 in a box.
Without knowing what he intended to do, you will cause him more problems than help him.
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I think you are right. What about wiring an outlet with 2 12/3 lines?
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I think you are right. What about wiring an outlet with 2 12/3 lines?
Same thing.
Is he intending to switch one and then feed through to another and switch it also?
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Box 1 has two 12/3 lines coming into it and is feeding box 2,Box 2 is feeding box 3,but has a 12/2 line going to the last box.

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