Changing 15 Amp to 20 Amp


Old 05-26-06, 08:57 PM
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Changing 15 Amp to 20 Amp

I would like to change out a 15 amp breaker to a 20 amp breaker. What do I need to check to make sure I can make the switch? Wire size, etc? Rather not call an electrician if this is something I can do myself, safely.
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Old 05-26-06, 09:15 PM
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Unless the wire is 12 gauge you CANNOT change to a larger size breaker. To do so would create a fire hazard.

If you ignore this advise, please call your insurance agent.
Old 05-27-06, 03:48 AM
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Also the whole circuit MUST be #12, not just at the breaker.

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