finishing basement


Old 08-07-05, 06:32 PM
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I am finishing my basement and purchased 14-2 wire to use for the outlets, and am planning on using a 15A breaker. What is the total amount of receptacles you can install on 1 15A breaker?
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Old 08-07-05, 07:22 PM
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OK, this is a classic topic and I hope it doesn't run into pages of replies.

In the US, residentially, the NEC has NO limit to number of receptacles on a circuit. If the load is known, such as lighting or fixed in place appliances, keep it to 80% of the circuit, or 1440 watts.

The general concensus in the field is typically 8-10 receptacles on a 15 amp circuit.
Old 08-08-05, 05:02 PM
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Thanks alot for the insight

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