17 years ago
Oops! Not Ohio; Pennsylvania. Here is a posting from email@example.com:
Pa. code is now saying 15 amp circuits to all rooms. Receptacles and lights for that room on the same circuit, direct feed. No junction boxes. Exceptions are kitchens and dining rooms. They can be 20 amp, but no junction boxes. The best our electrical shop can figure is they are trying to do away with extension cord problems for one. Most extension cords are 15 amp. Before, people would buy an extension, plug it into a 20 amp receptacle and octopus everything into it. FIRE in the making. Now on a 15 amp breaker, so it trips before fire. Junction boxes??? No extra connections that can become loose? Don't make it easy for the not so knowledgable DIYer?? If you don't know your wire size, use a 15 amp receptacle. Unless an old home, the circuits are probably not pushed to the amp limit anyway.