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Articles about 20 amp

Why You Should NEVER Up-Size an Electrical Circuit Breaker or Fuse

May 26, 2016 by Dave Rongey

The Dangers of Up Sizing Electrical Circuit Breaker, Electrical Question: Can I increase the amp rating on a breaker to fix a tripping breaker problem?

Electrical Circuit Requirements for Kitchen Ovens

September 29, 2016 by Dave Rongey

I am installing an oven that is 240 volt, what type of dedicated circuit do I need? How to Wire a 240 Volt Oven Circuit: Kitchen Oven Electrical Wiring and Circuit Requirements.

Outlet Connection for a 240 Volt Log Splitter

August 25, 2013 by Dave Rongey

How to Adapt a Dryer Circuit for a 240 Volt Log Splitter: Materials List and Instructions to use a dryer circuit to provide power for a 220 Volt Log Splitter.

How to Determine if Your Panel Has The Power for One More Circuit

January 28, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Check the Capacity of an Electrical Panel for an Additional Circuit: Available Amperage of the Panel, Adding a Circuit Breaker

When Aluminum Wiring Becomes a Real Fire Hazard

May 15, 2017 by Dave Rongey

Can you replace a 15 amp circuit breaker with a 20 amp circuit breaker if the wire is 12 gauge and it’s protected by a 15 amp fuse at the load? The Dangers of Aluminum Wiring and an Incorrect Circuit Breaker Size Can Lead to a Fire Hazard.

Replacing Aluminum Electrical Wiring with Copper

March 22, 2016 by Dave Rongey

Should I rewire my house with 20 amp circuits and 12 gauge copper wire? Guide to Upgrading Aluminum Wiring to Copper Wiring, Electrical Circuits, Lighting Circuits, AFCI Circuit, Living Room Circuit.

Wall Outlets and Outlet Strips

March 16, 2017 by Dave Rongey

Are Outlet Plug Strips Safe to Use? How to Use Surge Protection Outlet Plug Strips.

Outlets on 12-2 Electrical Wiring

September 30, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Select the Correct Electrical Outlets for the Circuit Wiring – This should not be a problem as it is common for a standard 15 amp outlet to be installed on a 20 amp circuit, in fact some outlets have a 20 amp feed through capacity

Replacing Electrical Fuses

August 14, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How To Select The Right Fuse for Safety – Make sure the Replacement Fuse is the Right Type and Size

Correct Electrical Wire Size for Ceiling Fans and Lights

November 24, 2014 by Dave Rongey

Selecting the Correct Wire Size for Ceiling Fans and Lights: Selecting the Correct Wire Size for Ceiling Fans and Lights.

Calculating the Circuit Size for Lights and Ceiling Fans

July 15, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Determine the Circuit Size for a Lighting by Calculating the Total Electrical Load…

Understanding Air Conditioning Circuit Requirements

July 10, 2012 by Dave Rongey

Electrical Troubleshooting tips for an Air Conditioner: I need a 2 pole 20 amp breaker for my panel box, It is for the wire to my air conditioning unit. The specs are rated voltage…

Electrical Wiring for a Laundry Room

June 19, 2012 by Dave Rongey

Installing Laundry Room Electrical Wiring for Dedicated Circuits and Outlet Requirements

Converting Power From An Electrical Outlet

August 26, 2011 by Dave Rongey

I am wondering if there’s any way to convert the power from a standard outlet to be able to plug in my machine without any rewiring or the like…