DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Electrical (http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/)
-   -   20 vs 30 AMP fuses (http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/20-vs-30-amp-fuses-155011/)

tracer 08-27-2012 01:31 PM

20 vs 30 AMP fuses
 
The fuse blew. Can I use a 30amp TL in place of the 20 amp W without causing damage? This fuse runs the refrigerator, coffee pot, toaster oven, microwave, etc.

rjniles 08-27-2012 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tracer (Post 997529)
The fuse blew. Can I use a 30amp TL in place of the 20 amp W without causing damage? This fuse runs the refrigerator, coffee pot, toaster oven, microwave, etc.

NO! You have to much on this circuit. You need to run an additional circuit (or 2) and split up the load.

Increasing the fuse size can cause the wire to overheat and cause a fire.

jbfan 08-27-2012 01:36 PM

No, the wire size dictates the size of the breaker or fuse.

bobelectric 08-27-2012 01:42 PM

You will burn the house down.

Speedy Petey 08-27-2012 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbfan (Post 997535)
No, the wire size dictates the size of the breaker or fuse.

And considering what this circuit runs a 30A circuit would NOT be allowed anyway.
Like rj said, new circuits run is the only cure.

joecaption 08-27-2012 04:15 PM

A better option would be to bite the bullet and up grade all the wiring and get rid of those old fuses.

Speedy Petey 08-27-2012 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 997665)
A better option would be to bite the bullet and up grade all the wiring and get rid of those old fuses.

Getting rid of the fuses would not necessarily mean "upgrading all the wiring". :whistling2:


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 AM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved