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What is the black wire in Romex?

A 12-2 Romex will have a black(hot) and a white(neutral) wire as well as an unsheathed copper wire for ground. A 12-3 Romex will have a black(hot), red(hot), white(neutral), and bare copper. The red on a 12-3 is used for three-way light switches which are covered later.

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Simply so, what color is hot wire in Romex?


Secondly, what gauge is black Romex? Black-sheathed cable is used for both 6- and 8-gauge wire.

Likewise, people ask, what is the bare wire in Romex?

Sometimes known as "Romex," named for one of the common brand names, NM cable is a flexible electrical cable that features an outer plastic sheathing that protects two or more insulated conductors, as well as a bare copper ground wire.

What is electrical black wire?

Black electrical wire is used for power in all circuits. Any circuit's black wire should be considered hot or live. Black wire is never used for a ground or neutral wire and should be used as the power feed for a switch or an outlet.

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