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Old 07-13-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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30 amp 125 volt receptacle

Can I wire up a 20 amp 120 volt breaker from an existing 30 amp 120 volt receptacle to operate a light fixture or ceiling fan. If I can, what is the wiring diagram


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30 amp 125 volt receptacle

You can change that 30 amp breaker to a 20 and use #12 wire from your receptacle on out. Just for General purpose, I would mark that # 10 wire in your panel to denote that the circuit is 20 amps max. so that if someone comes in behind you and see's a #10 wire in your panel they won't install a 30.


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