I need to wire three (3) 15 A receptacles. I also have some spare yellow 20 A Romex laying around.
Is there any issue with wiring those up? I got a dedicated 20 A breaker to daisy chain the three.
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Yes, that’s fine. The NEC specifically allows multiple 15A receptacles on a 20A branch circuit. You must use 12Ga or larger (if in copper) for all wiring - any 14 and you must use a 15A breaker.
This is an exception to the general rules. You can’t put a single 15A receptacle on a 20A circuit and you can’t do things like putting multiple 20A receptacles on a 30A circuit.