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Old 09-24-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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I am running a new circuit for my bar area in my basement. I will have probably 3 outlets, some lights plus a mini fridge and maybe eventually a kegerator.

Is 15A ok for this or should I do a 20A. If I do 20A, obviously I need to run 12-2 wire instead of 14-2, but do I need 20A receptacles or are standard ones ok?

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I am running a new circuit for my bar area in my basement. I will have probably 3 outlets, some lights plus a mini fridge and maybe eventually a kegerator.

Is 15A ok for this or should I do a 20A. If I do 20A, obviously I need to run 12-2 wire instead of 14-2, but do I need 20A receptacles or are standard ones ok?
I would go 12awg and standard outlets are fine.

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If you have a sink in that bar, the receptacles would require GFCI protection if located within 6 feet of the sink.
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I am running a new circuit for my bar area in my basement. I will have probably 3 outlets, some lights plus a mini fridge and maybe eventually a kegerator.

Is 15A ok for this or should I do a 20A. If I do 20A, obviously I need to run 12-2 wire instead of 14-2, but do I need 20A receptacles or are standard ones ok?
If you are going through the trouble of pulling a wire, why not pull a 12-3? At least this way it will give you future options...

Check out my bar that I built, (link is at bottom) I only used two circuits, and I have a few appliances.
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Depending on which code cycle and your local amendments, circuit(s) may require AFCI protection.
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If you are planning on a kegerator and a mini fridge, I would for sure run two 20A circuits.

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