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Electrical problem I am rewiring my new bathroom and using the original wiring that was in the room. The wiring setup was a 15 amp circuit breaker going to a ten gauge wire that went into the room and the lights worked. What I did was cut out the existing lights rewiring new lights with 12 ga wire and a 20 am circuit. there is still 10 ga wire going to the room though. the problem is that my switches are not cutting the flow of power to the lights and the lights are not coming on either but the senor says there is power. Do I need to change out the 10 ga wire for 12 ga?

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No the problem is not the 10 gage wire , 10 gage is good for 30 amp circuits and you can always use it provided it is fused or breaker to accommodate the smallest wire in the circuit example , if a circuit contains 14,12,and 10 gage wire the fuse or breaker must be sized to accommodate the smallest wire which is the #14 which means it would be fused @15 amps but the circuit would work fine as long as you did not exceed the 15 amp rating on the circuit , you must have something wired improperly in the circuit re-check the wire connections

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