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    Oct 9, 2018, 05:06 PM
    Can 10/2 wire be used in a 20 breaker?
    Can 10/2 wire be used in a 20 breaker?
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    Oct 9, 2018, 07:00 PM
    Yes. A 10/2 is rated for 30 AMPS but the limiting factor will be the 20 Amp breaker.
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    Oct 11, 2018, 07:02 AM
    It will help reduce voltage drop.
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    Oct 11, 2018, 12:11 PM
    I will assume this is after the breaker. It is almost impossible to get a 10AWG onto an outlet receptacle. If you use this as a Home Run supply, you will probably need to pigtail a 12AWG onto it. What exactly are you planning to do?

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