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How can you correct the voltage drop that occurs whenever you turn the refrigerator or electric range on?


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2011-09-13 04:46:29
2011-09-13 04:46:29

(1) Re-wire the fridge circuit and/or the range circuit with larger gauge wire.

(2) The range should be on its own circuit already (if not, put it on its own circuit like NEC mandates). You could try running a separate circuit just for the fridge too. You only _need_ to use 14 gauge wire, but use at least 12 gauge wire to help reduce voltage drop.

(3) If voltage drop is a problem elsewhere in your house, it might be time to look at a service upgrade.


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