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Electrical Outlets Sioux City IA

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Home Depot #2114
(712) 255-5310
415 Cunningham Dr
Sioux City, IA
 
The New Sioux City Iron Co
(712) 255-7696
310 S Floyd Blvd
Sioux City, IA
 
Sioux City Winnelson
(712) 252-3488
204 Iowa Street
Sioux City, IA
 
Parsons Equipment Company
(712) 255-3001
1819 Fourth Street
Sioux City, IA
 
Briggs, Inc
(712) 258-0133
1020 Fowler Street
Sioux City, IA
 
The Home Depot
(712)255-5310
415 Cunningham Drive
Sioux City, IA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

United Building Centers
(712) 255-3508
2210 East 4th Street
Sioux City, IA
 
Plumbing & Heating Wholesale
(712) 252-4714
1005 Dace Street
Sioux City, IA
 
Fastenal- Sioux City
712-252-0800
2122 4th St Sioux City, IA, 51101
Sioux City, IA
 
Joe's Dept. Store Inc.
(402) 494-3477
815 W 29Th Street
So. Sioux City, NE
 

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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