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    Question 20 Amp Recessed Receptacle?

    Is there such a thing as a 20 amp recessed receptacle? It would look like this only with a 20 amp T slot:

    Recessed receptacle

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    Default Re: 20 Amp Recessed Receptacle?

    Why won't you buy the box and the 20A receptacle separately?
    Then you can combine the two. Go to a local electrical supply place and find out.

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    Question Re: 20 Amp Recessed Receptacle?

    I have never seen a recessed box or faceplate. Any links?

    Went to Loews and Home Depot but no joy.

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    Default Re: 20 Amp Recessed Receptacle?

    Yes, google 'recessed receptacle'. They are handy when you want an appliance or a TV flush with the wall.

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    Default Re: 20 Amp Recessed Receptacle?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilan View Post
    Is there such a thing as a 20 amp recessed receptacle? It would look like this only with a 20 amp T slot:

    Recessed receptacle


    Hubbel has a 120V 20A stainless steel recessed "Clock Receptacle".

    It is a single unit with the standard 5-20R T slot and sells for about $25 on Amazon.

    It's made to go behind clocks, TV's, beds etc. so the plug won't hold the "clock" off the wall.
    Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
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    Smile Re: 20 Amp Recessed Receptacle?

    Thanks guys! I found this one for six bucks, so I ordered two. I'm really looking forward to installing them

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    Default Re: 20 Amp Recessed Receptacle?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilan View Post
    Thanks guys! I found this one for six bucks, so I ordered two. I'm really looking forward to installing them
    Great! If the receptacle you're installing will be the only receptacle on a 20A breaker, the receptacle should be rated 20A.
    Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
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    Smile Re: 20 Amp Recessed Receptacle?

    There are 3 receptacles on the wall, all 20 amp.

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    Default Re: 20 Amp Recessed Receptacle?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilan View Post
    There are 3 receptacles on the wall, all 20 amp.
    If the're all on the same breaker (15A or 20A) you're fine w/ 15A receptacles, which have the same gauge internals, in most cases and cost a lot less.
    Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
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    Smile Re: 20 Amp Recessed Receptacle?

    Yes they are all on the same breaker, but I was going with 20 amp receptacles because I was afraid that a 15 would be the weak link and a possible fire hazard. I know that they under rate receptacles and others use 15 amp receptacles on 20 amp circuits, but I just felt safer keeping everything straight 20 amps. I'll be using all AFCI breakers too.

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