Circuit breaker replacement


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Old 01-29-04, 11:51 AM
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Circuit breaker replacement

From a subpanel in the 2nd floor I ran an additional 12 Guage line with 15 Amp circuit breaker. The circuit breaker trips whenever two hair dryers are on at the same time. Can I replace the circuit breaker with a 20 Amp? Thanks for your advice.

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Old 01-29-04, 12:05 PM
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Technically yes, but two simultaneously operating hair dryers are likely to trip a 20A breaker as well.
 
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Old 01-29-04, 05:07 PM
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Agreed. Unless for some reason there is 14ga wire on the circuit, which there shouldn't be, there is no reason for this circuit to be on a 20 amp breaker.
 
 

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