tripping breaker help!!!!!!
If it is wired with #12 wire, you could go to a 20-amp breaker, but no bigger.
I would ABSOLUTELY NOT put in a bigger breaker, unless there's some way to be SURE that (as rpxlpx says) #12 wiring makes up that entire circuit. (Not easy to determine.) #14 wire is pretty thin stuff--you don't want to take chances.
Better to, if possible, run a new circuit to help alleviate the problem.
[This message has been edited by k2 (edited January 22, 2004).]
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