Power and the RA82

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Mon Jul 11 16:39:05 CDT 2005


On Mon, 11 Jul 2005, William Donzelli wrote:

> > NO! NO! NO!  BAD ADVICE!
> >
> > One should never replace a breaker with a higher rated one unless they are
> > sure the wiring can accomodate the increased amperage.  A 15A breaker
> > requires 14 guage wire.  A 20A breaker requires 12 guage wire.  Putting a
> > 20A breaker on 14 guage wire is flirting with disaster.
>
> I would not call it "flirting with disaster", but it is not a good
> idea. The chances of a fire breaking out under this circumstance is damn
> small, but it is there.

I would not take the chance, personally.  Maybe it's because I own my home
and I happen to like living in it and all the stuff I've accumulated thus
far in my life ;)  It's not that much work to run the correct wiring.

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