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Old 03-24-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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How many 20amp outlets typically can you run off one 20amp circuit w/ 12-2. Area consist of foyer and master bedroom. (Will this pass a final insp. Location: St. CLAIR County MI.
Also can one 14amp circuit (GFI) Pass insp for all outlets lights and heat/fan for a master bathroom?

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Old 03-24-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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The average is 10, but the code allows as many as you want.
You can not use #14 for a bath.
That is required to have a 20 amp circuit.
The heat/fan may be required to be on a seperate circuit.

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Old 03-24-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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You cant have as many outlets you want on a circuit, thats like telling people put 20 outlets on a citcuit. You need to keep at 10-12 per circuit with a few lights on a circuit as well. Also tha bathroom you need 12/2 circuit for your outlets, you can use 14wire in a bathroom for your switches,lights,standard bath fan. As for your combo bath fan you need a dedicated 12/2 circuit and also individual 12/2 switch legs for each fan function.
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You cant have as many outlets you want on a circuit, thats like telling people put 20 outlets on a citcuit.
OK, give us the NEC reference for this requirement.
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Ok fine put as many as you want and never have the circuit work, There is no code for how many outlets on a circuit, but tha nec does give you basic calculations for how many should be on a circuit. Do tha math code gives you tha equation.

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Ok fine put as many as you want and never have the circuit work, There is no code for how many outlets on a circuit, but tha nec does give you basic calculations for how many should be on a circuit. Do tha math code gives you tha equation.
Totally false for dwelling units. Get your facts straight.
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Whats false? Obviously you didnt catch my sarcasm bud. Go back and read the previous posts before you try and input your comments.
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Whats false? Obviously you didnt catch my sarcasm bud. Go back and read the previous posts before you try and input your comments.
180 Va calculations for receps only apply to commercial and industrial installations, not dwelling units. Cite the code equation.
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Yea bud your wrong. Code 220.3 for dwelling units(homes,ect.). Look it up, id type it for you but im on a phone and have no type and paste available
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Yea bud your wrong. Code 220.3 for dwelling units(homes,ect.). Look it up, id type it for you but im on a phone and have no type and paste available
220.3 deals with calculations. It has nothing to do with how many receps are allowed on a dwelling unit circuit.
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Calculations for circuits and how to figure how much they draw, therefore you could put two and two together and figure out how much you can put on a circuit depending on what if and how much load is on an outlet. Dude its all right there. Are you saying you like to overload the circuits? I know I dont go over 10 things a piece on a circuit. Sometimes less if theres heavy loads projected on a circuit.
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Please tell me how you can calculate the load on a general purpose circuit. If there is a circuit with 20 recptacles on it, and nothing is plugged into the receptacles, what is the load?

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