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Electrical Outlets Bay Saint Louis MS

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The Home Depot
(985)643-6604
874 I-10 Service Road
Slidell, LA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Home Depot #2901
(228) 867-9925
15220 Creosote Road
Gulfport, MS
 
Lowe's
(228) 463-8788
9020 Highway 603
Waveland, MS
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Gay's Ace Hardware
(228) 863-8344
125 Jeff Davis Avenue
Long Beach, MS
 
Lowe's
(985) 645-2660
39184 Natchez Drive
Slidell, LA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

The Home Depot
(228)867-9925
15220 Creosote Rd
Gulfport, MS
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Fastenal- Bay Saint Louis
228-467-0429
10525 Highway 603 Bay Saint Louis, MS, 39520
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Lowe's of Waveland, MS
228-463-8788
9020 Highway 603 Waveland, MS, 39576
Waveland, MS
 
Walker Rent All Hardware
228-864-864
19079 Pineville Rd
Long Beach, MS
 
LOWE'S OF SLIDELL, LA
985 645-2660
39184 NATCHEZ DRIVE SLIDELL, LA, 70461
Slidell, LA
 

Wiring outlet types


An explanation of outlet types for the various amp and voltage ratings:

The standard outlet in home wiring is the 15 amp outlet. It has two vertical slots and usually a ground hole. One slot is wider than the other. The wider slot, on the neutral side, is for plugs that have a wider stab and are called polarized plugs. The intention is to make sure that the neutral side of the appliance is plugged into the neutral side of the outlet. This insures among other things, that the appliance is dead all the way back to the switch to keep most of the appliance dead when the switch is off. The outlet can be installed with the ground hole up or down, although there are some safety reasons for going with the hole up configuration. (more on reversed polarity here. )

The 20 amp outlet would be installed where some appliances might be larger and require the higher amp rating. A 15 amp appliance can use this outlet. But the horizontal tab on the 20 amp plug insures it must be used in only a 20 amp outlet. The 20 amp outlet has a horizontal slot.

A reminder here, this outlet must be installed with #12 wire (not #14).

When you get up to 30 amp outlets, you will find that they are primarily 250 Volt outlets. Dryers use 30 amp outlets. There are 3 wire outlets, for 2 hots and a ground/neutral. And there are 4 wire outlets for 2 hots, the neutral and the ground. New dryers/homes will have the 4 wire, the older configuration is th...

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