Code Violation ?

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Old 08-20-07, 11:46 AM
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Code Violation ?

Greetings from N.H. again,
Entire home has #12 NM, New panel box with 20A breakers, 30A (# 10 NM)for hot water heater, And 30A(10NM) for clothes dryer. Washing machine has dedicated 20A circuit. Frig also. Kitchen counter has 2 circuits gfci protected. Bath vanity has dedicated 20A vanity gfci protected. The remainder of my "general purpose outlets" for lamps, radios, tv, all have 15A devices at the outlets. Am I out of compliance for not upgrading those also to 20A devices? Can I leave them or switch them all out for 20 A devices? Bedrooms are arc fault protected. We've never tripped a breaker yet.
THANKS AS ALWAYS!
 
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Old 08-20-07, 11:59 AM
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Everything you described is code-compliant.
 
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Old 08-20-07, 01:37 PM
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In a residence, you can use 15A receptacles on a 20A circuit. The only exception is where you have only a simplex receptacle on a 20A circuit. (where you can plug one and only one device into that circuit).

That's why it's quite rare to see 20A receptacles in houses.

You're all set!
 
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Old 08-20-07, 01:49 PM
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thank you both.
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Old 08-20-07, 06:45 PM
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What you have is common - just about exactly what's in my house.
 
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