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busladyred
Re: power but yet no power.....

I have just about given up....just wondering if maybe I should be running 12 wire and a different amp breaker and if so, what ampage???

WitchDoctor
Re: power but yet no power.....

Any splices in the wire ? Does any of it run underground or out of sight , such as in conduit ? I still think there is a bad connection SOMEWHERE or a damaged wire . Possibly a bad breaker either at the source or the sub panel .

WitchDoctor
Re: power but yet no power.....
busladyred wrote:

I have just about given up....just wondering if maybe I should be running 12 wire and a different amp breaker and if so, what ampage???

#12 wire would be more desireable , but it's not the cause of your present problem .

lmills148
Re: power but yet no power.....

sewing machines... air conditioner....14/2...30 amp breaker
shut the breaker off. Call an electrician. Your in over your head and you have crossed the line well into dangerous. GET HELP

djohns
Re: power but yet no power.....
lmills148 wrote:

sewing machines... air conditioner....14/2...30 amp breaker
shut the breaker off. Call an electrician. Your in over your head and you have crossed the line well into dangerous. GET HELP

Yep , probably the best thing to do . Something is going on that's not obvious and further troubleshooting skills are needed .

JLMCDANIEL
Re: power but yet no power.....

With a 30 amp breaker you should be using 12-2 plus ground. No you can not use 14-2 to the lights or recepticles, the breaker should match the smallist size wires in the circuit. You said you checked connections, did you check both the hot lead connections and the neutral lead connections? Did you install the light switch so it cuts power to the outlets by mistake? Do you have part of the circuit wired in series rather than parallel? If you can't answer these questions then it's time to call in someone who can.
Jack

Ernie_Fergler
Re: power but yet no power.....

Time to call in a pro....

Dave357
Re: power but yet no power.....
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

With a 30 amp breaker you should be using 12-2 plus ground.

Negative...

14-Ga wire = 15-amp breaker
12-Ga wire = 20-amp breaker
10-Ga wire = 30-amp breaker

Those are minimum wire sizes.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: power but yet no power.....
Dave357 wrote:

Negative...

14-Ga wire = 15-amp breaker
12-Ga wire = 20-amp breaker
10-Ga wire = 30-amp breaker

Those are minimum wire sizes.

Good catch Dave, I guess my fingers weren't watching what I was typing.:o
Jack

nick99nack
Re: power but yet no power.....

I would suggest you CALL AN ELECTRICIAN!!!

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