So I posted a thread a while back about my new circuit I installed.
I originally ran 12-2 wire for a 15 amp breaker w/ 15amp GFI in a garage. The
circuit was connected to a single receptacle and single tool (planer).
Well, my planer is still tripping the breaker on 'first turn on'. If I reset
the tool would start w/ no tripping.
Today I replaced the 15A w/ 20A breaker and replaced 15A GFI w/ 20 Amp GFI. It
looks like the problem is fixed.
Who ever it was that suggested I use 20A instead of 15A you were correct and I
was wrong. I should have went w/ 20 amp originally as suggested.
I could be not remembering correctly. But I think every single person who
posted in that thread suggested you use a 20 Amp breaker and GFCI. There i
s no reason on earth not to use 20 Amp breakers and 12 gauge wire. 15 Amp
breakers and 14 gauge wire should not exist on earth.
On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:36:18 PM UTC-5, email@example.com wr
The circuit was connected to a single receptacle and single tool (planer)
eset the tool would start w/ no tripping.
I. It looks like the problem is fixed.
and I was wrong. I should have went w/ 20 amp originally as suggested.
On 03/20/2013 01:47 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
you use a 20 Amp breaker and GFCI. There is no reason on earth not to
use 20 Amp breakers and 12 gauge wire.
15 Amp breakers and 14 gauge wire should not exist on earth.
15A breakers and 14 gauge wire are fine for lighting circuits and things
like gar^H^H^Hshop door openers.
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On 3/20/2013 3:36 PM, email@example.com wrote:
What size wire is in the walls?
15-amp vs. 20-amp. Most circuits and devices in a home are rated as
15-amp or 20-amp. What this means varies a bit from one item to another.
In a way, it all starts with the size of the wire. 14-gauge wire is the
smallest allowed for the permanent wiring of a circuit. It is rated as
able to carry up to 15 amps of current. 12-gauge wire is the next size
larger and is allowed to carry up to 20 amps.
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