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Never Replace A Circuit Breaker With A Larger One


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

MY FLAT PANEL TV TRIPS THE 15 AMP CIRCUIT. SHOULD I UP THE CIRCUIT TO A 20….

Electrical Question from David about Circuit Breaker Sizes
Background: David, a Handyman from HOLLYWOOD FL

Question: FLAT PANEL TV TRIPS  THE 15 AMP CIRCUIT.  SHOULD I UP THE CIRCUIT TO A 20??

Additional Comments: HOPE IT HELPS

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question David.
NO – NEVER REPLACE A CIRCUIT BREAKER WITH A LARGER ONE!
THIS PRACTICE WILL CAUSE A FIRE HAZARD TO YOUR HOME!

Most likely you will need to have an additional circuit installed for your flat panel tv.

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