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

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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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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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