Electric for refrigerator in basement

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Electric for refrigerator in basement

I'm in the process of finishing our basement. It's dry and is new construction. I'm going to be putting in a small refrigerator in a bar area. What should I use for the outlet? GFCI? Other? thanks.
 
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Plane ole' rec is fine. Small bar fridge a 15A 914 g wire) ckt is pleanty.
If room for only 1 ckt in the area go ith a 20A (12 g wire)
 
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Electric for refrigerator in basement

No GFCI.

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Old 09-15-07, 11:48 AM
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Thanks! Should I use GFCI's for the rest of the room? Also, can I put the fridge, lights, and outlets (for tv, dvd, etc.) on same 15A circuit?
 
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Thanks! Should I use GFCI's for the rest of the room? Also, can I put the fridge, lights, and outlets (for tv, dvd, etc.) on same 15A circuit?

GfI by the sink only. If possible, Lights and fridge should be fine on 15A. The entertainment stuff, I would put those on it's on 20A ckt. If you have room for 2 ckts.
If not go with 1 20A.
 
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GfI by the sink only. If possible, Lights and fridge should be fine on 15A. The entertainment stuff, I would put those on it's on 20A ckt. If you have room for 2 ckts.
If not go with 1 20A.
I think I can extend the existing 15A for the lights to the fridge. Then add a 20A for GFCIs for entertainment stuff and work area. Does this work, and 12/2 or 14/2 wire for 20A?

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12/2 for 20A- 14/2 15A

If this area is a finished space no (code) need for GFCI.
 
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