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#1 posted 03-22-2013 06:06 PM

Yes, 14/2 with ground (essentially what you are making) is adequate for a 12 amp load, but I would NOT use a 20 amp breaker with 14 gauge wire – 14 is for lighting, 12 is for a 20 amp outlet/breaker. If that’s the wire you have put a 15 amp double pole breaker in. You may trip it repeatedly when the motor starts up however. Only one way to find out.

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