10:44AM | 07/12/07
Member Since: 07/11/07
1 lifetime posts
i have old style electrical box

(fuses screw on and out)

the fuse for my upstairs is 20 amps

i am planning to to use lights and misc. which will probably exceed 800 watts.

Would i need to do any rewiring?

Any idea how many total watts

i can run into the 20 watt fuse?

I only have one three pronged receptacle. Would there be a problem running most of the lights through this receptacle or more prudent to hook up some lights to the two pronged receptacles?


03:19PM | 07/12/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
My concern is that the fuse has been replaced and that the it is only wired with #14 and in that case only rated for 15 amps.

If is #12 then 20 amps is right.

For a 20 amp circuit it is 2400 watts

For a 15 amp circuit it is 1800 watts

Now that has to cover EVERYTHING that is on that circuit.

And the fact that you only have one 3 prong receptacle makes me wonder if it is properly installed or not.

I certainly would not hurt to get some one to look at the wiring and maybe add some more receptacles.


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