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BH

05:21PM | 01/21/04
Member Since: 01/20/04
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I have just purchased a new house and the breaker box has almost all 15 amp breakers half of the basement, entry way and 1 bedroom are all wired on the same breaker when I plug a vacuum in and some of the lights are on it trips the breaker is it ok to replace this 15 amp with a 20 or 25 without running into any problems??

rpxlpx

07:20AM | 01/22/04
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Chances are, the 15-amp breakers are wired with size 14 wire. A heavier-duty breaker would be UNSAFE because the wire could burn before the breaker trips.
If it is wired with #12 wire, you could go to a 20-amp breaker, but no bigger.

BH

10:43AM | 01/27/04
Member Since: 01/20/04
4 lifetime posts
Thank You very much I think I will try another ciruit it seems like there are too many things run to this one anyway.
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