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[ale] OT: Electrician needed



Hi George,

Chris is right.  The wire and the breaker probably match.  That is,  
your builder probably did not install more (heavier) wire than he  
needed for the breaker he was planning to use.  If you have a 30 amp  
breaker you probably have wire that is rated to carry 30 amps.  An  
electrician will not install a bigger breaker without putting in  
bigger wire (if the existing wire is insufficient).  You should not  
either.

I would call an electrician for an opinion.  Sorry I have no opinion  
about electricians.

disclaimer, I am not an electrician but I do play one on weekends.

Mark

On Nov 7, 2006, at 2:25 PM, Christopher Fowler wrote:

> On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 14:34 -0500, George Carless wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Sorry for the off-topic post, but I figure you're a knowledgable  
>> bunch.
>> I need an electrician to come out to my place and up one of the  
>> breakers
>> in our breaker box (previous owners had mismarked the box and the
>> breaker for the dryer is rated lower than the dryer itself)--I'm  
>> pretty
>> useless with these things and would probably kill myself if I  
>> tried to
>> do it.  Anyone have any recommendations? (I'm in the Oakhurst/Decatur
>> area.)
>
> Changing a breaker is very easy.  I would be concerned with the  
> wiring.
> If the breaker is low then I bet the wiring is low too.  You may  
> have to
> run new wire.
>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> --George
>> --------------------------------------
>> George Carless ... kafka at antichri.st
>> Words are just dust in deserts of sound
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