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Question by jeremy
Submitted on 6/10/2004
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I have a contractor wiring my kitchen, he has several outlets wired with 12 and 14 gage wire in the same circuit. He also has several switches controlling overhead lights and outlets with 12 gage coming in to the switches and 14 gage going to the lights and or outlets. Does this sound correct to any one.

Answer by 1920House
Submitted on 3/21/2005
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It depends.  What is the circuit he is running off of that starts with 12 and ends in 14?  If it is a 15AMP circuit, it is safe, but I would suggest that it is done very sloppily.  

If he is running on a 20AMP circuit, the 14 cannot handle that load and you are running a risk of meltdown given the wrong circumstances


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