14/3 Wires for each room


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Old 05-29-19, 04:07 AM
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14/3 Wires for each room

I just had electrician change my panel and since there were old electric wires and renovation was going on with everything open i thought to replace all wiring and he gave a good price. He installed 14/3 wires to each room for which one wire for lights and other one for outlets.
Also i see he used 15 amps everywhere even in kitchen and bathrooms. I thought microwave and gas oven uses 20 amps including water heater.
Just wanted to check with experts that if thats correct.
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Old 05-29-19, 04:13 AM
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Do you really mean 14-2? Hot-Neutral-Ground?
 
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Old 05-29-19, 05:45 AM
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Bathroom and kitchen counter receptacles need to be 20 amp.
Was the work inspected?
There is nothing wrong with using 14/3 as long as he used a double pole breaker to feed it.
 
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Old 05-29-19, 07:04 AM
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Hi, kitchen, bathrooms , dining rooms, family rooms need 12 ga. cable, and 20 breakers, a minimum of 2 circuit, in these areas.

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Old 05-29-19, 08:22 AM
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Thanks everyone for your responses.
@ Ray - Yes 14/3 so he has to run less number of wires across the house.
@ Joed - Yes he is using double pole breakers and he also told that how it needs to be next to each other on the panel.
I have to schedule for inspection as he has to put the permit in.
@Geo - You mean two circuits for each one For e.g 3 bathrooms will use 6 circuit breakers , kitchen - 2 (and separate for Microwave, dishwasher, range and refrigerator making it 6 separate circuit breakers for just kitchen)? - Just making sure before work is done correctly.
 
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Old 05-29-19, 03:15 PM
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Unless you have some local amendments these are the minimum 20 amp circuits required
2 for kitchen counter small appliance circuits.
1 for bathroom receptacles. If no lights then one can serve two bathrooms. If lights then one per bathroom.
1 for garage.
 
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Old 05-29-19, 04:34 PM
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Hi, refrigerator can be on counter circuit, although I have never done that, microwave and DW follow the mfg. requirements.

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Old 05-31-19, 07:17 PM
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Good chance that you also need AFCI protection which may not be available in a 2 pole breaker for your panel.
 
 

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