New installations wire size?

Old 03-23-03, 01:48 PM
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New installations wire size?

Some say do yourself a favor and do new installations with 12AWG vrs 14awg.
pros, cons?
Old 03-23-03, 05:11 PM
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This is personally,,, if I am doing a new home or addition type of thing, new work, I run all the lights on 14 and the recepts on 12. I tend to want to seperate them and find working in ceilings it is just much easier and I also tend to use plenty of circuits so 14 is fine, they connect to fixtures easier and I want to get lights on to facilitate the work area. Also you dont have to shut off light circuits to work on the others. In recepts I want to keep voltage drop to a minimum so I use 12. If you going to share circuits for lights and recepts do yourself a favor and use 12.
Old 03-23-03, 07:57 PM
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Post Local Codes

Check your local building code before starting.Some local codes have a requirement of #12 minimum wire size.

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