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  1. Chris Vanderhoef on March 18, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    I added a ring flood lamp where my old porch light was and it fried the switch and trip the breaker. The whole room was powerless. I was able to restore power by cycling the breaker back on but now the switch has no power. The breaker is a 20 amp any suggestions? Thanks

  2. zulu-_- on March 18, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    Ok,i have one ?,my breaker pop up evrytime we plug,the ac portable or the heaters on 3 rooms at the sametime,how can i fix that?
    Can i add another 15amp breaker and separate one the bedrooms??

  3. Hillbillyjeeper WV on March 18, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    You can use a 15 amp receptacle on a 20 amp circuit. The device that plugs into that will never exceed 15 amps. However, do not side wire those receptacles (NEC violation) because that 15 amp rated device could over heat.

  4. pyme66 on March 18, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    What about on an industrial electrical installation? By the way, great information. Thanks.

  5. B Rabbit on March 18, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Can I connect one outlet to one circuit with no junction box or do I have to have more then one outlet ? Thank you very much in advance

  6. Stephen Davis on March 18, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Near the end you mentioned that receptacles can be rated for 15 or 20 amps…! Light dawns on small brain! I didn’t know that because I am a cheerfully willing, untrained diy fool, sometimes. THANK YOU!

  7. felix thecat on March 18, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    What parts of the house are most commonly ran by 20amp breakers ?

  8. Dave Stratton on March 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    I believe the code says you can use either a 15amp or a 20amp receptacle on a 20 amp line.

  9. Doug Malquist on March 18, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Hi to be clear, the definition of one outlet or receptacle is one duplex receptacle right? A two gang will be classified as two outlets?
    Thank you. Great video.

  10. Kevin Coop on March 18, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    The answer you are giving for dwelling units is for non-dwelling units(commercial areas). This is a code answer! Dwelling units number of branch circuits is based on required circuits for specific loads, like laundry and kitchens and other specific areas, known special equipment, and a few areas. The remainder is square footage of the unit is to have a minimum number of branch circuits. There are receptacle spacing requirements for receptacles. If one decides to put receptacles every 6’ instead of 12’, that does not increase the loads or the required number of branch circuits, just the number of receptacles that can be spread over the number of circuits required. Can one do every 6’ and double the number of branch circuits? Yes you can. So the answer is, there is NO number of receptacles that is required as maximum per circuit per code in your dwelling unit for general purpose receptacles.
    Have a great day!

  11. Mixdplate on March 18, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    I’m getting ready to renovate a very large sun room. Currently there are 5 outlets in the room on a 20 amp circuit, 12g wire, and 15 amp outlets. An electrician told me that the 15 amp outlets are ok on the 20 amp, just can’t put 20 amp receptacles on 15 amp or 14g wire. I’m planning on adding 3 – 4 more outlets on this run. One of the outlets runs a 8000 btu window AC, the rest will be for basic electronics. Should the outlets be replaced with 20 amps? Do I need to split the load?

  12. Ron & Anita Simon on March 18, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Great information! Especial the information about the 20 amp recepticals/plug ins. Running a circuit for my wife’s iron. Thank you

  13. Barry Seastead on March 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you!

  14. Kevin Coop on March 18, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    20 amp circuits are allowed to have 15 or 20 amp receptacles. 15 amp circuit 15 amp receptacles. 20 amp circuit with a single receptacle(not duplex) must be 20 amp

  15. michael maverick on March 18, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Most kitchens especially around the countertop must be a 20 amp circuit. But, I never see 20-amp outlets around the countertop. 20 amp meaning the special little "T" slot where the plug goes in on the common side. I can’t find any videos, where actual 20 amp outlets are being installed. Everyone seems to use the common/standard 15 amp outlets. Help. 🙂

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