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Electrical Wiring in the Home/Adding an outlet to an existing breaker


Is it possible to add an outlet in my basement to be on the same circuit as the outlets in my bedroom upstairs.

As far as the code, it depends on local codes. Some places require 20 amp circuits, some do not.  If the basement area is unfinished, you would need to use a GFCI outlet.

As far as common sense, it depends on what you plan to use the outlet for. If you would use it for a heater or anything else that uses a lot of electricity, you should not connect it to the bedroom.

It would be best to have a separate circuit for the basement, if you can do it.
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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