runninng new wire/outlet for AC window unit.


Old 07-03-07, 12:13 PM
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runninng new wire/outlet for AC window unit.

Hi, i need to install a new outlet in a room so that I can run an AC window unit. The existing plugs in the house are all shared and are on a 15 amp circuit.

I just want to confirm that using a 20amp circuity and 12 gauge wire is what I should be running.

Is that correct? Thanks.
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Old 07-03-07, 12:42 PM
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Yes, assuming that the new air conditioner needs either a 15 or 20 amp 120 volt circuit. However, there are numerous other things you need to know. Do NOT attempt this project until you buy and read a book or two on home wiring. You need to understand the basics or you will make a mistake.

Remember, electricity can and does start fires and it can and does kill people.
Old 07-03-07, 02:38 PM
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Don't do anything until you have bought an A/C, or at least selected a particular model that you are going to buy. Then read the installation instructions. Only then should you start thinking about installing your new circuit.

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