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Old 04-05-2013, 04:24 PM  
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Villa: "you might consider a 20A breaker on the line too. Sounds like you potentially have a lot going on!"

You may want to reconsider this statement, The breaker never tripped, and there is a lot going on. I think if the wire were big enough , it would have a bigger breaker. Even if the wire is heavy enough at the plug and the box , you would have to check every connection to make sure there is no 14 anywhere.


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I would think his breaker is possibly faulty, so I needed replacing anyway. However, I wonder if the circuit is undersized? 12 NB would work fine and (yes) if it was originally wired with #14 then he has a problem. That is why I suggested checking the wire gauge first.
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If the wires gague can handle it
That's not clear enough, remember how might be reading it.
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