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Is it safe to install a larger sized circuit breaker?

The solution is to have new circuits installed for specific areas or devices which would eliminate the possibility of…

Electrical Question from Jill about Circuit Breaker
Question: can I replace 3-15 amp breakers with 3-20 amp breakers without any serious adverse effects?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Jill. See the statement below:

NEVER replace a circuit breaker with a larger size. This creates the potential to overheat the circuit wiring and which could cause a house fire!

The solution is to have new circuits installed for specific areas or devices which would  eliminate the possibility of overloaded circuits.

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