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Old 04-01-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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I'm running a 20 amp line for a few receptacles, but at the end of all of them I'd like to junction to a 14 ga. line that feeds an outdoor light. It will have a 15 amp gfci protection, but I'd like to add line protection for the drop in wire gauge (14 ga on 20 amp). I saw years ago in a home a screw in fuse socket that was part of the cover of a handy box. In other words, at the junction i could install over current protection for 15 amps via a fuse.
I can't find this online though. Anyone have either a suggestion or a link to what I'm looking for (ideally at depot/lowes)?

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It IS possible, but I would not recommend doing this. Just use a #12 wire for that tail end of the circuit to the fixture. Cheaper than buying that fuse holder/cover.

I believe you are looking for an SRU cover.


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I have seen what you're describing in the electrical department at lowes. I don't know if it's legal to set it up that way though.
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It IS possible, but I would not recommend doing this. Just use a #12 wire for that tail end of the circuit to the fixture. Cheaper than buying that fuse holder/cover.

I believe you are looking for an SRU cover.
Access to the wire is the issue; I'll look into running 12, but it may be more of the pain than the $10. As the only draw is one light fixture, I'm sure some would just junction and call it good.
Cost aside, will that cover with a 15 amp fuse work to provide appropriate protection for this 15 chunk of line?
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