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Can I Replace a 20 Amp Breaker With a 30 Amp to Stop Overloading Problems/

I have 3-out lets with #12 wire overloading a 20 amp breaker. Can I replace with 30 amp?

By darrel from Little Rock, Ar

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August 17, 20100 found this helpful

To be safe I would have an electrician come in and set up each outlet with its own dedicated circuit.

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August 17, 20100 found this helpful

No, no, no!

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August 23, 20100 found this helpful

My DH passes along that#12 wire is only rated up to a maximum of 20 amps, putting a 30 amp breaker in on your #12 wiring is an invitation to a major house fire. If you want to increase the service to 30 amps, #10 is code; it involves rewiring those outlets with #10 wiring before even considering changing that breaker.

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