A need for more juice

Reply

  #1  
Old 11-14-06, 05:18 AM
rob_simon's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 44
Lightbulb A need for more juice

It's Christmas time and we want more lights outside this year. I have one more slot in the power box downstairs. I'm a diy'er from way back and I can handle the common sence stuff. Can I add a double 15 watt from the box and get more power sources that way? Or should I just run appropriate wire for a 20 watt breaker? What precautions should I take? Advise Please and thank you!!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 11-14-06, 05:40 AM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central New York State
Posts: 13,973
I don't know what a "double 15 watt" or a "20 watt" is.

Circuit breakler panels take circuit breakers. If you have an available slot in your panel you can add a 15 amp or 20 amp circuit breaker, or you can add a tandem breaker if your panel supports tandem breakers in this position. You can then run the appropriate size and type of cable and add receptacles for your decorations.

I suggest that you need to do some reading. The book "Wiring Simplified" is a good place to start. It will help you through this. It will address all the questions you haven't asked, as well as the ones you will think to ask. Then, if you have any specific questions you can post back.
 
  #3  
Old 11-14-06, 06:23 AM
rob_simon's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 44
opps...

watts = amps. Thanks racraft.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes