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    Am I able to use 14-2 wire for a microwave and one additional outlet?

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    You might be able to get away with it for the micro alone, but NOT with an additional receptacle. Kitchen receptacles are required to be on 20A circuits.

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    • #3
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      Maybe the microwave is in the living room....

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      • #4
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        Kitchen Two 20 amp circuits on new work here + dedicated circuits
        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by Paul GA View Post
          Maybe the microwave is in the living room....
          Maybe the toilet is in the KITCHEN! It's Georgia after all.
          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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            Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
            Maybe the toilet is in the KITCHEN! It's Georgia after all.
            Why run the risk of burning dinner when nature calls?

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            • #7
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              What kind of microwave, and what kind of power are we talking about? Will it work? Yes for a while. Will you have problems if you try using multiple appliances at once on that circuit? Most certainly yes. 12-2 is not much more expensive than 14-2, especially for a small job like this, run it in 12 and never have to worry about it.

              My microwave is considered small at 800 Watts, but it has a built in convection oven. When I am running it at full tilt boogie, it will and has in the past tripped the circuit breaker when I had the ol hot pan on the same plug.
              Last edited by masterbeavis; 01-31-2012, 10:16 PM.
              We don't have preventative maintenance around here, we have CRISIS MANAGEMENT!

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                Maybe the toilet is in the KITCHEN! It's Georgia after all.
                Only some one from the left coast would think that.

                It's outside!

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                • #9
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                  Many house type trailers have dual interior lights. They work on 120vac and 12vdc. I'm thinking perhaps something going on with that maybe? Also, when reading voltage with a voltmeter there is VERY LITTLE current being drawn so you can easily get a reading with either a bad connection on the plus or ground side. Once you add a good load a bad connection will show its face. Try this, one one interior light check the voltage at the same time another light is turned on and see if you have a massive Vdrop on the line.

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