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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Household wire,, white versus yellow ??

can someone explain the differences in the household wire ,,some is white and some yellow??
using 12-2 with ground
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Re: Household wire,, white versus yellow ??

as far as i know there is none.

if you bought it, a trucker brought it
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Re: Household wire,, white versus yellow ??

yellow is 12-2, white is 14-12 if purchased today. You will find 12-2 in white installed in homes which would be before the yellow id.

Reason for change is to id ,by sight, difference between the 2.

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Re: Household wire,, white versus yellow ??

yellow is 12-2 romex and good up to 20 amp breaker
but if its old wire it could be white it should be stamped on it
white is 14-2 romex and good for 15 amp
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