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julie112 05-24-2011 06:47 PM

gfi wire size
 
If a bathroom has a 20 amp breaker can you use 14 wire and have a 15 amp gfi that says 15 amp 125 v 20 amp feed thru.

brric 05-24-2011 06:48 PM

No you can not.

oleguy74 05-24-2011 07:23 PM

just change the 20 amp breaker to 15 amp and you will be fine.

Speedy Petey 05-24-2011 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by julie112 (Post 654208)
If a bathroom has a 20 amp breaker can you use 14 wire and have a 15 amp gfi that says 15 amp 125 v 20 amp feed thru.

I don't get it. How does the bathroom have a breaker? Do you mean the circuit is already run? Why are you asking "can you use..."? Are you planning new work, or asking about existing?

These are valid questions since bathrooms used to be able to have 15A circuits for receptacles, but no longer.

Either way, NO, you CANNOT have #14 on a 20A breaker.


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