>On 15 Dec 2003 11:39:11 -0500, Yi Jin wrote:
>> The home depot manaul says that 14 gauge wire can be used
>> for upto 50 feet for 15A lines. It has to be 12 gauge for
>> 50 to 100 feet.
>> Is there a way to bypass that, like adding a junction box?
>> I may have a couple of 15A circuits that runs 70 to 80 feet,
>> and I would like use the standdard 14 gauge wires.
> 12 ga is not much more expesive than 14
The main reasons for the smaller cable is:
1. I already bought the wire.
2. 14 gauge is much easier to deal with than 12 gauge, particularly
in the electrical boxes.
I guess I'll use the wire on the light circuits, which don't draw much
amps. And use 12 gauge on the outlets.