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Bert Delgado

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Bert Delgado
On 9/27/19, 10:06 PM

No. The primary function of a circuit breaker is to protect the wire. A 15 amp breaker has a 14 gauge wire and a 20 amp breaker uses 12 gauge wire. If you replace a 15 amp with 20 amps, the breaker is sized larger than the wire, and the wire can over- heat to a potentially dangerous point before the breaker would trip. In order to upgrade the breaker AND the wire would have to be replaced.

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