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julie112 05-24-2011 07:13 PM

house built in 1975
 
Just bought a house and i saw that the bathroom circuit is on a 20 amp breaker,it is wired with 14 wire including the lights,what do i need to do the house was built under 1975 codes? Is this legal in Florida orange county?

Saturday Cowboy 05-24-2011 07:35 PM

it was never code to allow 14ga wire on anything bigger than a 15amp breaker. All modifications must be done to the newest code.

Missouri Bound 05-24-2011 07:39 PM

Change the breaker to a 15 amp for your safety.

NJMarine 05-24-2011 07:39 PM

This never code, but it isa reason codes get changed.
Back in 1975 bathrooms could be on a 15 amp circuit. As people move in and hairdryer are used the 15 amp breaker trips, so the HO puts in a 20 amp cb to solve the problems, even though it was wrong.
Put it on a 15 amp cb or run a 20 amp circuit fo the outlet.


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