First post, simple question. Oddly enough, there is great dissention amongst my circle of friends as to just what forces are at work here. Of note, neither myself nor my friends are electrical engineers . . . . . obviously. I have a power source. . . . . . say 110 V AC. I have a 12 gauge wire running from said power source to a load. The 12 gauge wire will comfortably carry 10 amps. If I run another identical wire in parallel from the same power source to the same load, Did I just double my capacity? Can I now carry 20 amps? Thank you for any wisdom!!