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tdavies

08:43AM | 01/20/04
Member Since: 01/19/04
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I'm replacing old recepticles with new on a 20 amp circuit. The old recepticles are rated at 15 amp. Should I replace them with 15 amp or 20 amp recepticles? It seems that I should use 20 amp to match the circuit, but I'm a little nervous outting in a differently-rated circuit.

rpxlpx

07:31AM | 01/22/04
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
A 20-amp circuit should be using #12 or larger wire - not just a 20-amp breaker. If so, it's OK to use either 15 or 20-amp outlets.


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