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What is this Outlet? Why is it so weird looking can I remove it and replace it with a regular outlet or is it higher voltage?
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It is a 20 amp simplex receptacle instead of a duplex! What is it for?
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It was here when I bought the house I have never used that it's an old house can I just install a regular outlet there?
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