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Was looking at receptacles at the box store this morning, and was wondering if there's any requirement or reason for buying the expensive ($5.00 each) heavy duty ones or are the regular "pro grade" (1.50) ok for the garage? I'll have a GFCI at the beginning of the circuit and then 8 or 9 scattered around in metallic boxes attached to emt.

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Mike
 

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If you will be using these outlets frequently (plugging stuff in a lot) then the pro grade outlets will last longer and stand up better to the abuse. If these will just be used occasionally or for equipment that just stays plugged in (like a sprinkler system) then there would be no reason to go for the pro-grade. Most garages don't need the pro grade outlets, but if you forsee using these outlets a lot then you may want to think about getting the more expensive ones.
 
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