Inspected a residence yesterday i m sorry had numerous 10 amp circuit breakers protecting mulitple receptacle circuits. I"ve never seen 10 amp circuit breakers provided before. I think i know and also my Code examine Guide confirms that bedroom receptacle circuits must be min. That 15 amp and kitchen have to be served by min the 2 20 amp circuits. Is there/what is a scenario where 10 amp circuits are offered appropiately? This residence was owner developed by a contractor in 2004...Realtor the course educated me "you shouldn"t find anything wrong with this house" similar Threads:
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Re: 10 amp outlet/receptacle circuits?


I don"t have actually a copy the the complete NEC. My code check references 210.3 with the following... Branch circuit ratings for various other than separation, personal, instance circuits have to be 15A, 20A, 30A, 40A, or 50A I understood "individual" together serving a solitary outlet, as in one receptacle..which these to be not. I hope the was an exact interpretation, since I dubbed it out together a defect request corection through a license is granted electrician. Was i incorrect? together for analysis the panel label...guilty as charged....relatively new at this and my process is still not ideal.

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240.6 typical Ampere Ratings.(A) Fuses and Fixed-Trip Circuit Breakers. The traditional ampere ratings because that fuses and inverse time circuit breakers candlestick be considered 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 125, 150, 175, 200, 225, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 600, 700, 800, 1000, 1200, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000, 5000, and also 6000 amperes. Additional standard ampere ratings because that fuses shall be 1, 3, 6, 10, and 601.
The usage of fuses and also inverse time circuit breakers with nonstandard ampere ratings shall be permitted.
In end 30 year of work-related I have actually never checked out a 10 amp breaker in other than a regulate panel. Do you have pics? go you check out what dimension the branch circuit wiring was? I would certainly suspect that it to be no smaller sized than #14.
In end 30 years of occupational I have never seen a 10 amp breaker in various other than a manage panel. Execute you have actually pics? walk you view what dimension the branch circuit wiring was? I would certainly suspect the it was no smaller sized than #14.
Yes, it was no smaller sized than #14 Alot that circuits for a 1475 sq. Ft. House. There were four various GFCI circuits offer the kitchen counter each with 3 receptacles...didn"t make any sense to me.
Seeing this is a Square D QO panel i pulled an extra breaker the end of the truck. I think the 10 that the OP is seeing is the 10kA interrupting rating, no the breaker ampacity. To Op, Square D has actually the circuit ampacity ~ above the handle. The interrupting rating is near the yellow SQuare D logo. Breakers must be rated for obtainable fault current. Typical ratings for this are 10kAIC and 22kAIC.

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I"m pretty sure you"re right....boy perform I feel prefer an idiot....fortunately, i figured it the end this afternoon prior to uploading the report. i only have a couple of dozen inspections under mine belt and this house was the newest I"ve excellent by about 15 years. Looks prefer the interrupting rating on these more recent breakers is printed lot bigger than it was previously. When I inspected the panel everything looked it s okay to me, however all those kitchen circuits retained nagging at me, then ns think my mind entered overdrive and my mental eye kept seeing every those huge "10s" and my imagination took end from there. What"s a rookie learn from this... 1. Take it really great close up pics of the panel. 2. Never second guess you yourself after you"ve left the house.3. Don"t rush to deliver the report....if you"ve gained a concern, don"t guess, study it and go back to the residence if necessary. Better to be late and get it right than top top time and get that wrong.