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  1. #11
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    Default Re: power but yet no power.....

    Sounds like it's time to call in an electrician.
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
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  2. #12
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    Default 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???

  3. #13
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    Default 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 .

  4. #14
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    Default Re: power but yet no power.....

    Quote Originally Posted by busladyred View Post
    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 .

  5. #15
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    Default 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

  6. #16
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    Default Re: power but yet no power.....

    Quote Originally Posted by lmills148 View Post
    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 .

  7. #17
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    Default 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
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

  8. #18
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    Default Re: power but yet no power.....

    Time to call in a pro....

  9. #19
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    Default Re: power but yet no power.....

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    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.
    HTH

    Dave

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    Default Re: power but yet no power.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave357 View Post
    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.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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