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#93340 - 05/17/05 04:35 AM 20 amp GFCI receptacles
Electric Ian Offline

Registered: 02/10/04
Posts: 132
Loc: MA, USA
I often run across a 20 Amp GFCI receptacle feeding 15 amp receptacles on the 20 amp kitchen appliance and bathroom receptacle circuits. Isn't this a code violation? Not the fact that 15 amp receptacles are on a 20 amp circuit but the fact that a 20amp rceptacle is on the circuit with other receptacles.

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#93341 - 05/17/05 08:11 AM Re: 20 amp GFCI receptacles
earlydean Offline

Registered: 12/22/03
Posts: 749
Loc: Griswold, CT, USA

#93342 - 05/17/05 10:12 AM Re: 20 amp GFCI receptacles
Ryan_J Offline

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1355
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
See table 210.24 for a nice summary of what you are discussing.
Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#93343 - 05/18/05 07:58 PM Re: 20 amp GFCI receptacles
Larry Fine Offline

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 684
Loc: Richmond, VA
The only difference between 15- and 20-amp receptacles (of the same grade) is the slot shape. Ever notice that 15-amp GFCI receptacles are rated for 20 amps on the feed-through terminals?
Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.


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