what outlet to use? 15 or 20 amp?

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Old 12-09-00, 05:19 PM
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I previously posted a question about taking one circuit (which is currently 20 amps and has the furnace as well as outlets on it) and making two new ones. I've been advised to use a 15 amp breaker and 14/2 for the furnance and a 20 amp breaker and 12/2 for the outlets. Here's my question - if I have a 20 amp breaker and 12/2 do I use standard grounded 15 amp outlets or do I have to use 20 amp outlets?

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Old 12-10-00, 01:53 AM
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You may use either a 15 or a 20A receptacle on a 20A circuit.

Originally posted by davelila
I previously posted a question about taking one circuit (which is currently 20 amps and has the furnace as well as outlets on it) and making two new ones. I've been advised to use a 15 amp breaker and 14/2 for the furnance and a 20 amp breaker and 12/2 for the outlets. Here's my question - if I have a 20 amp breaker and 12/2 do I use standard grounded 15 amp outlets or do I have to use 20 amp outlets?

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Old 12-10-00, 09:40 AM
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With one exception. If you only have one recepticle on a 20-amp circuit, it must be a 20-amp recepticle.
 
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