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What are the electrical requirements and how do you convert a 15A circuit breaker to a 20A circuit breaker?

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2005-03-28 11:28:11
2005-03-28 11:28:11

Please be more specific....simply replacing the breaker with a 20 amp may cause a fire; if the cable is sized for 15 amp and is overloaded. Your 15 amp breaker is probably feeding #14 wire. The use of a 20 amp breaker requires at least a #12 wire be used. Fire hazard if breakers and wiring are not sized correctly.

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