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Old 02-14-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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Are 15 amp receptacles allowed in unfinished basements?

Are they allowed in finished basements?

What's the norm, if no Code requirements?

I know they must be GFCI in unfinished.

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Yes
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Depends on local amendments.

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Yes to both. Why do you think they would be prohibited?
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In the states, in a home, there is little to no reason for a 20 amp receptacle.
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Yes to both. Why do you think they would be prohibited?
I was thinking about the use of the basement as a work space with power tools.

I reckon there's no reason they should be.
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I disagree
I've only needed maybe two in my career, one was for a treadmill, I think the other was a central vac....
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I disagree
Are you going to defend the statement or just let it ride?

Tell me why I am wrong!
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For his sybian of course....
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For his sybian of course....
Missed that one!
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Yeah, he posted the thing drawing 6.3 A @240V and wanted to know if it should be considered a continuous load.
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OK, thanks, guys.

NOW, I need to use PVC for sleeving the Romex down the wall from joists. Should be only one cable per sleeve, and the questions are:

Schedule 80, rather than 40, must be used, correct?
What size PVC would satisfy #12 and #14


I will have at least one 10/3 for a 30 amp dryer
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OK, thanks, guys. NOW, I need to use PVC for sleeving the Romex down the wall from joists. Should be only one cable per sleeve, and the questions are: Schedule 80, rather than 40, must be used, correct? What size PVC would satisfy #12 and #14 I will have at least one 10/3 for a 30 amp dryer
Or EMT. Size depends on number of conductors or cables.
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Or EMT. Size depends on number of conductors or cables.
One cable of 12/2 max in each pvc.

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