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Replacing Whirlpool, circuit is 20AMP but new tub req. is 15AMP

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Replacing Whirlpool, circuit is 20AMP but new tub req. is 15AMP

Can I run the new tub on the 20A circuit when it only required 15A?

Sorry I'm a complete newbie.

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Circuit

Yes. More than required is good.
 
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Thanks Wirepuller! Thats exactly what I was hoping
 
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actually there are times you cannot use a larger circuit. On the power requirements, if it states a minimum 15 amp circuit is listed, then all should be well. If it list a max OCPD, then no, you cannot use a 20 amp circuit. If this is a dedicated circuit, all you would have to do is change the OCPD (breaker or fuse) to a 15 amp device though.
 
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What is a "new tub"? Is it a clothes washer?
 
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Originally Posted by Wirepuller38 View Post
What is a "new tub"? Is it a clothes washer?
You have to read the title along with the rest:

Replacing Whirlpool, circuit is 20AMP but new tub req. is 15AMP
Can I run the new tub on the 20A circuit when it only required 15A?

Sorry I'm a complete newbie.

ScAndal
 
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Whirlpool is a brand of washing machine but whirlpool is a term for spa so it is a bit unclear. I took it to be a spa.
 
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Whirlpool is a brand of washing machine but whirlpool is a term for spa so it is a bit unclear. I took it to be a spa.
I have never heard anybody refer to a washer as the whirlpool although I am not that well traveled in the south and sometimes......well, I'll not go there.


he also referred to "the new tub". Again, I have never heard a washer referred to as "a tub" but again, my travels have been limited so.......nevermind.

I think he is speaking of a whirlpool style bathtub. I could be wrong......well, since I rarely am, I really doubt I am wrong.


(ok, start the rocks and arrows.



I was just kidding about always being right AND the rocks and arrows)
 
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And more then one kidder on this forum.
 
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Well, if you ever knew some Brits...many say "Hoover the rugs" where we would say vacumn.

Who knows...location, location, location....lol
 
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Well, if you ever knew some Brits...many say "Hoover the rugs" where we would say vacumn.

Who knows...location, location, location....lol
that is exactly why I mentioned the south.

the Brits also use a loo and a telly and a lift and smoke fags (don't even try to explain that one)

in this country we use Kleenex, drink a coke, even if it is not Coke, and I have even heard a refrigerator referred to as a frigidaire, generically. Dang, some older folks still call it an "ice box" and we haven't even used real ice boxes for decades.
 
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Like "taping a TV show" will be in 5 years to kids today.. what's a tape ?
 
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Originally Posted by ScAndal View Post
Can I run the new tub on the 20A circuit when it only required 15A?

Sorry I'm a complete newbie.

ScAndal

If you have 12-2 NM cable with 15 amp breaker that is no issue at all however.,, make sure you read the manufacter instruction for any specal requirement they will bring it up and also make sure that is on GFCI device.


For off topic for a second .,

I heard plenty other words related to this matter and yeah I heard it plenty as I am in France but don't start with me with the WC we called " crazy Loo "

Merci,Marc
 
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Up here, alot of people refer to a jetted bathtub as a Jacuzzi (another big maker of them). My 'jaccuzi' is neither a whirlpool or a jacuzzi.. lol (its a Maxx). Whirlpool does make good stuff though.
Up here, they have to be on their own circuit and gfci protected.
 
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I heard plenty other words related to this matter and yeah I heard it plenty as I am in France but don't start with me with the WC we called " crazy Loo "

Merci,Marc
there's another one; water closet

from Wiki:

Water closet (WC)

The water closet was the original term for a room with a toilet, since the bathroom was where one was to take a bath. This term is still used today in some places, but might be a room that has both toilet and bath. Plumbing manufacturers often use the term to delineate toilets from urinals.

I am presuming that a water closet may have originally been, well, a closet that one converted to a toilet room.

and since Marc popped in here from Paris;

do they have these over there?

File:French Squatter Toilet.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
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there's another one; water closet

from Wiki:




I am presuming that a water closet may have originally been, well, a closet that one converted to a toilet room.

and since Marc popped in here from Paris;

do they have these over there?

File:French Squatter Toilet.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yeah we have few but not that wide spread most WC are just like the same old stinking North America toilet stool is.

while we are on the subject the electrical codes for WC area is very strict far much stricter than NEC btw.{ but they are loosen up a little }

Merci,Marc
 
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Originally Posted by french277V View Post
Yeah we have few but not that wide spread most WC are just like the same old stinking North America toilet stool is.

while we are on the subject the electrical codes for WC area is very strict far much stricter than NEC btw.{ but they are loosen up a little }

Merci,Marc
Not sure I would have used "loosen up a little" in the same conversation discussing toilets.

and if your toilet over here stinks, it's about time you came back and cleaned the darn thing.

I have always wondered how a drunk person fares against the dreaded "squat toilet". Dang, they fall off a typical American stool, I would hate to see what happens with the squatter.
 
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Not sure I would have used "loosen up a little" in the same conversation discussing toilets.

and if your toilet over here stinks, it's about time you came back and cleaned the darn thing.

I have always wondered how a drunk person fares against the dreaded "squat toilet". Dang, they fall off a typical American stool, I would hate to see what happens with the squatter.
MDR!!! { LOL !!! }

Well .,, I will be fair in here but I did see how the drunk do with squat toilet but I am not going to comment that on pubic forum { I will send you PM later how that happend }

I think we better get back on track before someone will hit the switch here.

Merci,Marc
 
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Yes, you're right.

Scandal, step on back in when you have a ???
 
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