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Old 04-10-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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Hi, I am a homeowner in the middle of an extensive gut and remodel of a old farm house. I have updated all the wiring and am now hooking up outlets, lights ect. To make a long story short I need to install TR outlets in the 20amp countertop circuts but where the heck do I get them? No one seems to carry them. I can get 20amp TR GFCI's but not 20a duplex TR outlets. Any advice? Is it to code to use 15a TR duplex outlets? Help!

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You do not need 20 amp receptacles. Can you find 15 amp TR's?

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It makes a difference where you are and what code cycle you are under. For instance, Indiana has exempted arc faults and tamper resistant receptacles.
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If there are more than one place to plug into on the 20 amp circuit you can use the 15 amp slotted duplex receptacle.
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I am in Minnesota and I can get the 15a TR outlets (code states that I need them in the entire house) If I am good to put them in after the 20a GFCI then I have no more problems. Thanks
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You can use 15 amp duplexes downstream of the 20 amp GFI.

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