Electrical Wiring in the Home/30 amp receptable


I am turning my garage in to a small woodworking area. I have run 12/2 wire to 3 outs and wired in 15 amp outlets. I bought a 15 breaker that I will call an electrician to wire and install in my breaker box. I ran 10/2 wire to a different outlet that I will be using for my table saw/chop saw and through a special outlet that I will also hook up a shop vac so that when I turn on a saw the shop vac also will come on. The table saw is 15 amps and the shop vac is 12. I bought a 30 amp breaker to use for that but am not sure what outlet to use. I don't think I can use a 15 amp outlet but all the 30 amp ones I see are all twist types. this switch has a basic 3 prong. Am I barking up the wrong tree?

Hello Steve,
My name is Robert and ill be helping you today and in response to your question YES way up the tree...lol.However lets break everthing down step by step and take it from the beginning,First i would recommend installing a 20a breaker for your 3 recepticles being you ran 12/2 and #12 wire is good up to 20amps...So why sell youself short
Im goi g to have to get back to you...I just lost my power...lol...i get back to you shortly and dont worry ill help you through it all.
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Robert Tomasulo


I am here to answer ALL your questions regarding anything to do with home wiring such as Switches, Receptacles,Lighting, Main Distribution Panels, HVAC, Thermostats, etc; if it has a wire and in your home I CAN ANSWER IT. Whether its as simple as "why do my lights flicker?" Or as complex as I would like to rewire my house im here to help, in addition i can offer advice on remodeling a kitchen or lighting up you back yard as well as offering troubleshooting on appliances.


I have over 17 years in the electrical industry including Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Im also a certified HVAC technician as well as a certified fiber obtic technician.I am currently employed by the New York City Transit Authority as the Senior Electrical Maintainer and serve as the Relief Foreman for the electrical maintenance division for the past 12 years.I also hold many certifications, licenses and certificates in my field

FOA Member(Fiber Optic Association) UTU (United Transportation Union) IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) HVAC/TALK (Heating & Air conditioning troubleshooting group)

5 years of technical school after high school in electrical installation and design sponsored by Local 3 (IBEW) As well as over 17 years of hands on in the field training and education, and till this day im still learning, Not a day goes by that i don't learn something and if i feel i didn't i will open up a book to insure I DO!

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