Question by  rattfan80 (106)

How difficult is it to add 20-amp breakers?

The breakers keep tripping in my house.


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

Check with your-local-building-department for local-regulations, and Whether a-license/permit is required. Open your-circuit-breaker-panel-door; Verify whether you have available/blank/empty/spare-circuit-breaker-positions. Turn-OFF your-main-circuit-breaker, or have an electrician/local-electric-utility pull/remove your-electric-meter; DOUBLE-CHECK with a-non-contact-voltage-detector. Remove your-circuit-breaker-panel-cover; Check if/which of your-tripping-circuit-breakers have more-than-one non-white-wires connected, These can be split into additional-circuit-breakers. Refer to NEC/National-Electrical-Code; New-circuit-breakers SHOULD be AFCI/Arc-Fault and/or GFCI/Ground-Fault. 15-Amp-circuit-breakers require 14-AWG-circuit-wires; 20-Amp-circuit-breakers require 12-AWG-circuit-wires.


Answer by  matthew13 (4)

Too dangerous for me and for my house. I should hire profesional help. The breakers have to be tripping for a reason.


Answer by  Mollichella (445)

That is a difficult thing to answer. It is not very difficult if you know anything about electricity and breakers, however it is something that you have to be careful with for sure.

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