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Old 04-20-03, 05:35 PM
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If you wire a room with #12 wire on a 20 amp breaker, how many outlets can you put into a room? The location is a family room.
 
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This is one of the top five questions asked on this forum. The answer is that the National Electrical Code places no limit on the number of outlets on a circuit. Some local juristictions do, so check locally.

The normal rule of thumb for a 20-amp circuit is 10 outlets, but you are generally free to go up or down from that number based on your knowledge of how the room will be used, and how much power that activity will require.
 
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I had the same question. And I have another one that will make me sound dumb. (not the first time). By 10 outlets, do you mean 5 duplex recepticles or do you mean 10 duplex recepticles?

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Ten duplex receptacles.
 
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Old 04-20-03, 09:30 PM
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Thanks John!
 
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