Home electrical ?`s... anyone?

12secGTP

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I want to run some more outlets and lights in my new 2.5 car garage.
does anyone here know about home electrical wiring?
I think I need to put in a breaker box out there to handle everything.
can I just run the existing power that comes into the garage from the house into the new box and then power off of that or do I need to run a new phase line into the garage to juice up the new breaker box??

also I have an high end UPS system for my servers. this UPS uses a special 3 prong plug. I want to replace one of the outlets in my computer room with this new outlet type. it is a 120v 20A system but I can only find 120v 30A recepticles. is it ok to put a 30A rated recepticle onto a 20A rated line (the computer room is on its own 20A breaker)??

anyone?

TIA!
Chrys
 

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Originally posted by 12secGTP@Sep 2 2005, 07:45 AM
. is it ok to put a 30A rated recepticle onto a 20A rated line (the computer room is on its own 20A breaker)??

anyone?

TIA!
Chrys
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no, this would be BAD
 
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Originally posted by MrT+Sep 2 2005, 08:31 AM-->
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@Sep 2 2005, 07:45 AM
. is it ok to put a 30A rated recepticle onto a 20A rated line (the computer room is on its own 20A breaker)??

anyone?

TIA!
Chrys
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no, this would be BAD
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He'd just blow the breaker if the power exceeded the 20A on the circuit. Not necessarily bad, but not a good idea either :blink:
 

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