I was installing the new lutron receptacles for the small appliance circuit. The original installation consisted of a 20 amp gfi followed by 3-15 amp receptacles protected by a 20 amp breaker. I did not notice the existing gfi receptacle was 20 amps until now. The existing cable is 12-2.
I ordered a lutron 15 amp gftr receptacle and 3-15 amp receptacles to replace the existing. I found this discrepancy while I was trying to connect the ground wire to the 15 amp gftr. I tried numerous times and the ground screw will not back out enough to allow the #12 to get behind. I tried a scrap piece of #14 and it fit.
My questions are:
1. Should I have ordered all 20 amp receptacles for the small appliance circuit?
2. or will it be ok to install just like the original- 20 amp gfi followed by 3 15 amp receptacles?
3. will a 20 amp gftr allow more space to connect the #12 ground? I'm thinking it will be the same as a 15 amp gftr but not sure.