Recess lighting

Old 04-14-03, 05:23 AM
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Question Recess lighting

I am replacing a flourescent fixture in my kitchen with 4 recessed lighting cans. The power source to the existing fixture is 14/2 wire. My question: Is the 14/2 wire sufficient to carry the load of the 4 cans?
Is there any where a layman like me can gain access to wiring codes and references?

Old 04-14-03, 06:31 AM
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Yes, 14/2 is enough for four cans.

There are many books on home wiring available at your local library and/or home improvement center. These books range from very simple and very easy reading, to quite technical. You can start with the simple ones, but to gain a deep understanding, you will eventually need to move on to the more technical books. It's not usually possible to provide both a simple and deep explanation of complex subjects.

The actual codes themselves are in the National Electrical Code. This is available in the reference section of most public libraries. However, without a lot of prior reading, there is little hope that the novice will be able to read and correctly interpret it. The NEC uses terms very precisely, and these terms are often not what the novice assumes them to mean. To correctly interpret the NEC, e.g., it is important to know the difference between the terms ground, ground wire, grounding wire, and grounded wire.
Old 04-15-03, 04:08 AM
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Thanks for the help John and the info about electrical code references. My project came out better than expected. Most wife is happy!
Thanks again,

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