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bigbryster

06:46AM | 09/16/00
Member Since: 09/15/00
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I was replacing outlets in my dining room. THe original outlets are 15A. The breaker is 20A and the wire is 12 gauge. My question is do I need to use 20A outlets or should i replace with the 15A outlets. If I replace with 15A do I need to switch my breaker to a 15A breaker.

Thanks in advance,

bc

07:55PM | 09/17/00
Member Since: 02/16/00
45 lifetime posts
No problem with 15amp outlets on 20 breakers with 12 guage wire for residential. If commercial or you are planning to use a 20 amp appliance, then go with a 20 amp outlet.
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