Workshop outlets on a switch?


Old 12-12-06, 03:12 PM
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Workshop outlets on a switch?

In my new garage for my work bench I want to put the outlets on a switch so when I leave the garage I can shut everything off. I plan to use a 20 amp switch and it will be on a 20 amp circuit with GFCI breaker.

Is this OK to do?

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Old 12-12-06, 03:26 PM
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Yes. FYI, a GFCI receptacle in the first position is about 1/3 the price of the GFCI breaker and provides the exact same level of protection.
Old 12-12-06, 03:41 PM
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whyt do you need a 20A switch?
Old 12-12-06, 03:52 PM
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If this switch feeds ALL the receptacles on a 20 amp circuit then a 20 amp switch is certainly appropriate. Perhaps not absolutely required, but certainly a good idea.
Old 12-12-06, 08:17 PM
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The switch at the head of the ckt, Most definately a 20A. Thes contacts will be carrying the load.
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