Max # of Recptacles ?

Old 04-19-04, 04:57 AM
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Max # of Recptacles ?

I am remodling a basement and I have run a 12-2 w/ground circuit. What is the maximum number of recetacles you can put in thsi type of circuit ?
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There is no maximum number of receptacles for residential purposes.

Pay attention to the types of devices that you plan to use and go from there.

If, for example, you plan on a computer workstation and an entertainment center then you may want separate circuits for these areas.
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Everything Bob says is correct. If you are still in doubt, the general rule of thumb (not rule of law except in some cities) is no more than 10 outlets on a 20-amp circuit. There are many individual circumstances that would suggest less, sometimes far less.

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