Change from 15 to 20 amp?

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Old 02-03-03, 01:12 PM
mikebon
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Change from 15 to 20 amp?

I am adding some additonal lighting outside my house and after adding up the amps needed I came to realize that my 15 amp breaker wouldn't be quite enough. Can I simply change from 15 to 20 amp breaker considering there are many 20 amp breakers already in the panel?
 
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Old 02-03-03, 01:48 PM
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the only way this can be done properly is if the wire on the circuit is 12 guage. i sincerely doubt the builder ran 12 wire and only put in a 15 amp breaker. it seems like you will need to run a seperate circuit to do what you plan.
 
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