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IRHusker 01-08-2011 07:14 PM

Bedroom circuit overloaded. Prevent?

My question is very common, please feel free to point me to an existing thread if that's the best solution. fyi - i'm ok but not great with electrical stuff.

I have a bedroom that is now requiring many additional power consuming appliances which can cause the circuit(15amp) blow. All power in the room is on the same 15amp circuit and nothing else is on that 15amp circuit. I need to allow for the extra appliances in the room. Can I easily do this without additional wiring? This house is roughly 15 years old. The breaker box that it's in is a "sub" in the basement and has two other circuits on it.

Very sorry if I'm not using the right terminology, best effort. :thumbup:

Thanks in advance for any help that can be offered!


Scuba_Dave 01-08-2011 07:19 PM

Where are you located ?
You would need to run another circuit for more power

IRHusker 01-08-2011 07:36 PM

Thanks for the response!

I live in Centennial Colorado. When a new circuit is run to the room, does it simply provide "additional power" to the existing outlets or will in power only additional outlets?



Scuba_Dave 01-08-2011 07:46 PM

You can run power to existing outlets - more complicated
In most cases its much easier to simpy run to new outlets, that's what I would do
And you will need to use an AFCI breaker

#12 wire & a 20a GFCI breaker is what I would use

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