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#93340 - 05/17/05 07:35 AM 20 amp GFCI receptacles  
Electric Ian  Offline
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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 11:11 AM Re: 20 amp GFCI receptacles  
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nope


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#93342 - 05/17/05 01:12 PM Re: 20 amp GFCI receptacles  
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See table 210.24 for a nice summary of what you are discussing.


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#93343 - 05/18/05 10:58 PM Re: 20 amp GFCI receptacles  
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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?


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