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06-23-05, 09:09 PM
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Posted By John Nelson

So then you need a 15-amp breaker.

So then you need a 15-amp breaker.
06-22-05, 02:39 PM
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Posted By John Nelson

Well, now you're in the unenviable position of...

Well, now you're in the unenviable position of not knowing what size breaker belongs there. I would check the gauge of the wire connected to the breaker, and make sure it is copper. I would then open...
06-22-05, 01:13 PM
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Posted By John Nelson

Are you 100% sure that you have a 10-amp breaker?...

Are you 100% sure that you have a 10-amp breaker? Although such breakers exist, they are extremely rare in most homes. The minimum size typically used is 15 amps, especially in a house built in 1979....
06-22-05, 09:44 AM
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Posted By John Nelson

Unless you relish the challenge and money is very...

Unless you relish the challenge and money is very tight, I'd just spring for the $54 and get it over with. On the other hand, if time is more available than money, you can do some investigation and...
06-21-05, 10:54 AM
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Posted By John Nelson

Is this a new circuit, or an existing circuit?...

Is this a new circuit, or an existing circuit? Did it have GFCI protection before? What happened to that? Why are you doing anything at all?

In most cases, one GFCI receptacle can cover the whole...
06-21-05, 10:23 AM
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Posted By John Nelson

AFCI breakers protect against arc faults. GFCI...

AFCI breakers protect against arc faults. GFCI breakers protect against ground faults. They are different kinds of faults.

Most AFCI breakers do have at least some GFCI capability. Some have only...
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