electrical wiring "please help!"


Old 03-27-05, 08:50 AM
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I'm currently in the process of adding new receptecals in my basement. I have already ran a 20amp receptecal for a treadmill with 12-2wire into a gfci. Can I add 15amp receptecals off this gfci using 14-2 wire?
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Old 03-27-05, 09:20 AM
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No, unless you change the breaker to 15 amp and then change the 20 amp receptacle to a 15 amp receptacle.

ALL the wire on the circuit must be large enough for the breaker. And any receptacle cannot be larger than the breaker size.
Old 03-27-05, 09:49 AM
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Racraft, thank's for your reply. I have a 20amp breaker feeding a 20amp receptacle. Can I run 15amp receptacles off this?
Old 03-27-05, 09:55 AM
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Yes, as long as you wire them with 12-gauge wire. Don't run much off these other receptacles when you're using the treadmill.
Old 03-27-05, 04:57 PM
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Not if you are in Canada. Ok if you are in USA.
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