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Old 04-18-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Question about replacing a circut breaker


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I recently upgraded my old fuse panel with a circuit panel. One of the circuits contains mostly lights and also my furnace. The wire on the lights are 14/2 and the breaker is a 20 amp breaker. Can I replace the 20 amp breaker with a 15 amp Breaker or do I need to change all the wire.

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you definitely need a 15A breaker on 14/2 wire

Heating equipment is supposed to be on its own circuit but unless you are going to run a new circuit/wire to the furnace your stuck with them combined.

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Is it just as easy as switching the breaker out
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Is it just as easy as switching the breaker out
Yep.
Turn the main off, then replace the breaker.
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