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Old 06-20-00, 01:28 PM
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I am wiring my house with 12-2 can I still use 15 amp outlets and swithes or do I have to use 20 amp outlets and switches. I hope you can help.
 
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Old 06-20-00, 03:18 PM
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I wired my house with 12-2, used 20 amp breakers, but used 15 amp switches and outlets. If I understood my inspector correctly, this is okay (but I haven't passed final inspection yet).

I'm hoping some real electrician will also enter an opinion on this question so I'll know if I'm in trouble.
 
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Old 06-20-00, 04:12 PM
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hello jbs,
it is peferctily ok to use 15 amp receps and switches on a 20 amp circuit, unless it is a singel outlet then it must be a 20 amp recep. a singel outlet is a decated circuit with only 1 place to plug any thing into, like u would use for a window ac unit.
 
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