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RE: 20 amp Duplex on 15 amp circuits? yes? no? don't care?

I agree with posts about inspection/changing them out if reselling.

Theoretically, even if someone plugged in a 20 amp device, not knowing it was a 15 amp circuit, your breaker should pop.

But you should consider if (heaven forbid) your house burns down and your insurance adjuster says wiring wasn't to code. I guess so long as it was evident the fire wasn't electrical related beyond reasonable doubt, you should be fine. Also fine if you had an inspection certificate.

Cheers!

Jonesy


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