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Old 12-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #16
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Upon further inspection, I traced the panel wire (12/2) to a junction box in the attic. From there it splits, one to an attic fan and the other to the bedroom - both 14/2 wires. Does this help? Or rather, how does this help me?

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Know you know that you definitely have a fire hazard and need to reduce the breaker to 15 amps.
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Section 240.4(D)

requires an OCPD be NO LARGER THAN 15A for 14 AWG, 20A for 12 AWG, and 30A for 10AWG.

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