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#84755 - 05/01/03 06:44 AM Beauty Shop power
fireftr Offline

Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 17
Loc: Bucyrus Ohio Usa
I was getting a haircut when the owner asked me for advice on her work station power. She had 2 duplex outlets mounted in the front of the cabinet with a 15amp breaker switch like you see on a power strip. It was fed by a 16 gauge "so" type cord plugged into an outlet mounted in the bottom of the cabinet. This recp. was fed by a 20A breaker. This setup was causing overheating and tripping problems of the breakers. I advised her that I would replace the cheap modular outlets with 2 20A recptacles and feed them with a GFCI since this is located right next to her sink, within a couple inches. I also told her that the wire from the box in the bottom of the cabinet must be rated for 20A. Does that sound like a good solution for this problem?

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#84756 - 05/01/03 07:03 AM Re: Beauty Shop power
nesparky Offline

Registered: 06/21/01
Posts: 650
Loc: omaha,ne
Depending on what hair tool and appliances she has at each station, you may want to have more than one 20 amp circuit there.

#84757 - 05/01/03 11:42 AM Re: Beauty Shop power
George Offline

Registered: 02/23/02
Posts: 380
Is the 15amp or 20amp breaker overheating and tripping?

It is perhaps reasonable for her workstation to have a dedicated 20amp circuit. Perhaps a #14 or #12 cord would reasonable.

If the 15amp breaker is overheating it might be sufficient to just remove that breaker.

#84758 - 05/01/03 03:37 PM Re: Beauty Shop power
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Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 938
Loc: Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
ok i will throw my experince with it i have it not too long ago working a saloon centere what i did i ran 20A crks for each work station but this area i working the sink is on one side of wall the work staion is other side of wall and it is over 15 feet apart so i plan not to use the gfci but i got smart i decide to use the gfci for saftey reason and the power strip i advised them to use super hevey duty industrail grade device to advoid over heating and the wire i ran from breaker box to device outlet i use 12 or 10 depend on legnth ( half use 12 other half use 10 ) and the one work station have 2 duplex gfci outlet (have own crks .) and work super never blew breaker at all even they ran super powerfull hairdryer

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