Electrical Outlets Houma LA

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Home Depot #371
(985) 223-1485
1717 Martin Luther King Blvd
Houma, LA
LCR-M Corp
(985) 872-6866
6679 West Main Street
Houma, LA
Coburn Sply Co Inc
(985) 873-7776
5186 Hwy 311
Houma, LA
Morrison Terrebonne True Value Lbr Ctr.
(985) 879-1597
605 Barataria Ave
Houma, LA
985 223-7575
Houma, LA
The Home Depot
1717 Martin L King Blvd
Houma, LA
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Fastenal- Houma
1315 Grand Caillou Rd Houma, LA, 70363
Houma, LA
Southern Fastening Systems-Houma
6245 West Main St. Houma, LA, 70360
Houma, LA
True Value Hardware
(985) 876-3619
5780 W Main St
Houma, LA
Lowe's #596
(985) 223-7575
1592 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Houma, 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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