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Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 in Mens Clothing

Red Black
Red Black

How do i wire a receptacle with 12/2 wire that has only black/red and ground wires?

If I have wired my 20 amp kitchen receptacles with 12/2 wire which only has a red, black, and ground wire, do I use the red wire for a neutral and the black as a hot?

That wire should not be used in that application. In fact, it violates code, and if you have a fire, your insurance company may not pay damages.

Normal wire is white (neutral) black (hot) and green (ground).

You may be able to get away with wrapping white tape around the first few inches of the red wire AT BOTH ENDS, you would have to check your local code requirements.


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