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Old 05-10-2006, 03:32 PM   #11
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I am not recommending you do it, but changing a breaker is pretty easy.

But, think about it as if it were your car. Would you be comfortable putting in a larger fuse than is recommended? As has been stated previously, they set it up the way they did for a reason. Any changes made may not be a good idea.
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I am not recommending you do it, but changing a breaker is pretty easy.

But, think about it as if it were your car. Would you be comfortable putting in a larger fuse than is recommended?
Well I have alot of stuff plugged on this floor. I have 2 computers and 4 monitors in this one office not including the 20 lcd on the wall. My GFs office has 3 computers pluged in and on at all times. She works from home and needs to be connected to the jobes server at all times. Lots of electrics here I guess.
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I am not recommending you do it, but changing a breaker is pretty easy.

But, think about it as if it were your car. Would you be comfortable putting in a larger fuse than is recommended?
Well I have alot of stuff plugged on this floor. I have 2 computers and 4 monitors in this one office not including the 20 lcd on the wall. My GFs office has 3 computers pluged in and on at all times. She works from home and needs to be connected to the jobes server at all times. Lots of electrics here I guess.
There'* the issue right there!

Buy an extension cord and plug the vac and heater into a different circuit....
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Is changing a braker plug and play or are there wires to unscrew. the one thats keeps tripping say 15 so I assumed put in one that says 20 would be better?
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Changing a breaker is simple. Just snap a new one into the bus.

However, that won't correct your issue. Your circuit is overloaded. Putting a band aid on it will only cause a fire. Plain and simple.
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Is changing a braker plug and play or are there wires to unscrew. the one thats keeps tripping say 15 so I assumed put in one that says 20 would be better?
There are screws and enough electricity to stand your hair on end for a week straight.

Please..listen to the advice that more than one person is saying

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Is your homeowners insurance paid up?
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Is changing a braker plug and play or are there wires to unscrew. the one thats keeps tripping say 15 so I assumed put in one that says 20 would be better?
wow, not many electricians would wire up multilple room outlets on one 15A breaker. Do not put a 20 in there. get the electrician to split the circuit to 2 or more breakers
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Ifyou do any thing to your box your insurance wont cover squat(your house is new enough that the inspector has detailed plans of your system on file, they really would know if you added a breaker). In most areas it is illeagal to add breakers without a permit and inspection. I wouldn't recomend doing anything unless you are certain you know what you are doing. also get all that load spread out there is more of a fire danger by overloading one circuit, breakers can fail in the closed position creating a serious potential for fire. I would hire an electrician to first test the breaker as they can become weak aswell(say a 15 amp breaking at 10amps). A little money is nothing compared to gambling with a huge investment such as a home.
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In most modern houses there is also a sub breaker for the house and then the main breaker, if the short is serious those 200amp or whatever will trip, I had an issue with my water heater that actually melted the entire breaker within a second or two but that tripped the main breaker.


Either way computers take about 1-2 AMPS a piece and a LCD monitor would never even take nearly one amp, a CRT woudl take 1-3 amps depending on size.

A space heater will take 1500watts usually that is 12 amps

Vaccums take 2 or 3 amps, even big shop vacs like what I have only take 3 amps.

So add it all up and see what is on the circuit. Usually it is best to keep all heaters on there own breaker, that is the propper way to do it.
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