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Changing a Breaker to One With a Lower Amperage

How do I change a 60 amp, 220 breaker to 20 amp, 110 breaker in my breaker box?

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December 1, 20170 found this helpful
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Your home is wired for 220V breakers. In order to do this you'll need to rewire part of the box. This is a complicated job if you have no experience working with electricity. Here is how you can do this yourself.

  1. Turn off the power in your breaker box.
  2. Before, doing anything test the wires to make sure there is no electricity passing through them.
  3. You can change the 220V circuit to 2 110V circuits.
  4. You'll need to shut off the electric breaker box. Test to make sure it's off before you start to work.
  5. Remove the circuit breaker.
  6. Now add the 2 110V circuits. Wire one breaker with the black and white wires and the second one with the red white wires.

This is known as a 3 wire circuit. So each fuse shares the white wire.

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November 30, 20170 found this helpful

Call an electrician.

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