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Is it safe to install a larger sized circuit breaker?

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

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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