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Electrical Outlets Brattleboro VT

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Home Depot #3488
(603) 355-2113
22 Ash Brook Road
Keene, NH
 
Home Depot #2619
(413) 773-9150
264 Mohawk Trail Rt2
Greenfield, MA
 
Brown & Roberts
(802) 257-4566
182 Main St
Brattleboro, VT
 
F W Webb Company
(802) 257-4316
4 Williams St
Brattleboro, VT
 
Ww Building Supplies Inc. True Value
(802) 365-4333
Rt 30
Newfane, VT
 
The Home Depot
(413)773-9150
264 Mohawk Trail - Rt 2
Greenfield, MA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

Fireside True Value
(802) 254-4927
895 Putney Rd
Brattleboro, VT
 
Leader Home Centers
(802) 257-7373
225 Marlboro Road
Brattleboro, VT
 
H.W. Taylor True Value Hdw
(603) 336-5819
50 Main St
Hinsdale, NH
 
True Value Hdw.
(802) 464-2015
53 East Main St
Wilmington, VT
 

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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