12-3 when all I need is 12-2


Old 03-23-06, 09:21 PM
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12-3 when all I need is 12-2

My friend helped me pull some wire and I now have 4 outlet boxes wired from box to box with 12-3. Since I only needed 12-2, the red is useless. Can I just ingnore the red (or cut it off or what) or will I be violating the code? I can re-pull if I need to.
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Old 03-23-06, 09:40 PM
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> Can I just ignore the red?
Yes. Fold it up out of the way.

Do not cut it off.
Most people say that you should put a wire nut over it.
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Do anything you want with it except connect it. I'd probably just put a small wire nut on the end of each wire and push it to the back of the box.
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SAVE It. You never know when you need it. This is the only thing that you'll ever have, that when you need it..... It will be there.

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