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    Hey there again!

    is it mandatory to use 12/2 wire to hook up with a gfci circuit?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Wire gauge

    Not in the states, but I can not answer for Canada.

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    • #3
      Re: Wire gauge

      not unless it is a 20A circuit like for kitchens
      20a circuit = 12 ga minimum
      15A circuit = 14 ga minimum

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      • #4
        Re: Wire gauge

        Originally posted by latexia707 View Post
        Hey there again!

        is it mandatory to use 12/2 wire to hook up with a gfci circuit?

        Thanks!
        I'd personally run 12awg if the device is 20a it'll have a sideways T slot on the left input rather than a verticle slit... run a 20a breaker obviously if you do that... it'll just be able to power larger loads that way is all

        by code if it's intended to run a single appliance I believe it's supposed to be 20a depends on where you are though. I hear some places don't have codes and permits or inspectors...

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