Installing new outdoor plug

Old 06-04-16, 10:13 AM
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Installing new outdoor plug

I'm wanting to use a 20 amp breaker with an outdoor 15 amp gfci receptacle with the appropriate cover etc... will that work? I've had trouble throwing a 15 amp breaker when I use my compressor in the past so I thought a 20 amp would reduce that maybe. I'm also using AWG 12 wire.

Does that sound right?

Old 06-04-16, 10:29 AM
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Yes..... you are allowed to install a 15A duplex receptacle on a 20A circuit.

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