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Replacing Circuit Breakers

Can you replace two single 20 amp breakers with a double 60 amp breaker?

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March 31, 20150 found this helpful

It would not be safe to do so. The 20 amp breaker can protect a #12 AWG or larger wire. Replacing with a 60 amp double pole breaker would allow too much current to flow on the wires (presumably #12 AWG) and could lead to overheating and even fire.

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