Garage and Outdoor Outlets

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Garage and Outdoor Outlets

Hoping ya'll don't mind two questions (today >>lol):

1) I put the outlets which are outdoors on the same breaker as outlets in the interior of the garage?

2) Can I put more than 6 outlets on the same breaker?

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Originally Posted by flbuild View Post
1) I put the outlets which are outdoors on the same breaker as outlets in the interior of the garage?
As long as they are for general-purpose use, yes. All should have GFCI protection.

2) Can I put more than 6 outlets on the same breaker?
Again, for general-purpose use, yes. The NEC code in the US has no upper limit on number of receptacles per circuit (Canada does for you northern readers). To power specific appliances or built-ins you may need separate circuits. For misc lighting and hand tools it is no problem.
 
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Also pay attetion to the conductor size as well due most of the genral circuits typically either #14 or #12 Awg size so keep it the same.

And also for outdoor receptale you have to use the in use receptale cover this is very specfic in the NEC code { Canada is simuiar to this } ( few case we call them bubble cover as well so you know that is the in use cover )

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To add to that, the receptacles also need to be listed weather-resistant.
 
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Justin, is the weather-resistant receptacles a new NEC requirement? I didn't realize they were needed outside.
 
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The 2008 code first mandated it.
 
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Originally Posted by Zorfdt View Post
Justin, is the weather-resistant receptacles a new NEC requirement? I didn't realize they were needed outside.
It is on 2008 NEC code requirement only if your state did adopt the 2008 NEC code requirment { not all states are on 2008 NEC some are still on 2005 or earlier edition }

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