How many outlets can be put on a 20 amp circuit?

Answer A 20 amp circuit can support no more than 10 outlets used for general lighting purposes. Garbage disposals and dishwashers require a dedicated 20 amp circuit. A laundry room with a washing machine ... Read More »

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How many outlets can be put on a single 15-amp circuit breaker?

According to the National Electrical Code, there is no set limit to the number of receptacles on a circuit. The issue is, instead, very matter-of-fact. While the number of receptacles on a 15-amp ... Read More »

How to Determine the Number of Outlets for an Electrical Circuit?

Knowing how to determine the number of outlets for an electrical circuit can be confusing. The National Electrical Code has no requirement on the maximum number of outlets you can put in a residenc... Read More »

How to Install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Outlets?

Ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets provide a level of safety to any electrical outlet located near water. Use a GFCI outlet outdoors, in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and near appli... Read More »

How to Determine when to Use Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (Af Circuit Breakers)?

AFCI or "Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters" are the latest in electrical safety devices for dwellings. AFCI standards were introduced in the 1999 NEC (National Electrical Code) and are required in new... Read More »