14-2-2 at big box stores

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Old 07-17-08, 09:02 PM
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14-2-2 at big box stores

The stores are closed, I'm planning my day tomorrow. For the first time, I have a legitimate use for 14-2-2 (3-way switch + constant power to the other leg of 3-way)

So does HD/Lowes carry 14-2-2 in stock or do I go to an electric supply store.
 
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never heard of 14-2-2 or 14/4 - I assume this is a 15A protected circuit. Exactly what are you trying to do? Why do you need a hot with the 3 way?
 
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Nope, no AFCI on it.

Power comes in
1st box 3-way switch for light

14-2-2 cable

2nd box
14-2-2 comes in
3-way switch for light
single pole for fan

14/3 leaves to ceiling fan

Per the new NEC rules, I can't split the power to the second switch as I'm using two wires to complete one circuit (sorta) since all the neutrals will be together in the second box.
 
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ok, I see Southwire amoung others making 14-2-2 and 12-2-2. Often used for one run two circuit, separate ground for AFCI circuits.

I have not seen it at Lowes or Home Depot but then again I was not looking for it. Give them a call in the morning.

Why couldn't you run 14/2 and 14/3 between the first and 2nd box and then 14/3 to fan?
 
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I suppose I could, but I'm going to use the classic accents push button switches, and they take up a lot of space in the boxes, so anything I can do to reduce wires is good.
 
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Fubar411.,,

14-2-2 between the first box to second box ? it can be done but you have to remark one conductor so you know one set is travller and hot and netual

The 14-2-2 Romex cable something I don't see often yet but it will be widespread not too far in future due the AFCI requirement.

Merci,Marc
 
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I have never seen 14-2-2 or 12-2-2 at Lowe's and I shop there a lot.
 
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Originally Posted by ibpooks View Post
I have never seen 14-2-2 or 12-2-2 at Lowe's and I shop there a lot.

I have never seen it at HD ot Lowes either, but I buy all my wire at a supply house anyways.
 
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Originally Posted by dsc3507 View Post
never heard of 14-2-2 or 14/4 - I assume this is a 15A protected circuit. Exactly what are you trying to do? Why do you need a hot with the 3 way?
I do this setup all the time with basement stairs, feed at bottom switch, 14-3 to ceiling light, 14-4 to top of stairs switch, out of switch with 14-2 to wall light... saves wire, & time...
 
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Thanks for the replies guys. Off to the supply house.
 
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I was in Home Depot today and noticed that they list both 14-2-2 and 12-2-2 on there list of wire. So they carry it but not sure if they actually had it as I did not take the time to get someone. i was in for something entirely different.
 
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