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Thread: wire gauge change mid circuit

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    Remodel Contractor GabeS's Avatar
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    Jan 2007
    Brooklyn NY


    Nice way to put it jad. Now I understand.

    What if someone added additional light fixtures to that one fixture that's on 14 gauge wire? Would that pose a risk? In other words if they added 6 or 7 high hats to that fixture.

    Don't follow my advice, I only know a thing or two about a thing or two.

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    New England


    As long as any wiring you add is adequate for the CB you have installed, you should be okay. To daisy-chain a bunch of lights, you wouldn't want to then switch to the small gauge wire they use internally - it must comply with the main circuit's requirements.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014


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