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Circuit Breakers Used for Electrical Wiring

What size Circuit Breakers are needed for Electrical Wiring Projects? How to Select Circuit Breakers for Electrical Wiring, The Most Common Types of Circuit Breakers for Home Electrical Circuits.


Circuit Breakers for Home Electrical Wiring
Electrical Question: What size breakers are needed for your bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen?

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How to Select Circuit Breakers for Electrical Wiring

Application: Home Electrical Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Notice: Installing additional home electrical circuit wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

The Most Common Types of Circuit Breakers for Home Electrical Circuits

The most common circuit breakers that are used for general purpose 120 volt outlet and lighting circuits is 15 amp when installing #14 gauge electrical wire, and 20 amp breaker when installing #12 gauge electrical wire.

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2 Responses to “Circuit Breakers Used for Electrical Wiring”
  1. s.m.luqman zafar says:

    Why use circuit breaker?

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Great Question!
      A circuit breaker provides protection for the circuit and the circuit components and will automatically turn the circuit OFF if the circuit becomes overloaded or experiences a short to ground.