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    Default wire big enough?

    Take your best guess - 15 amp breaker with #4 copper.

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    Best guess... o.k. (this is a W.A.G)

    The stove was previously an electric unit but was changed out to a gas unit.

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    Close, but no cigar, which is too much of a hint, I guess (not the cigar).

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Close, but no cigar, which is too much of a hint, I guess (not the cigar).

    o.k.-- now I got it...

    The wife's plug-in "toy" was previously so big it required a 220 receptacle. They went to a battery 'toy' and now they can power another refrigerator...

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    Thanks Rich, as usual, got me laughing after a long day.


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    Okay. Used to have an electric range and oven. Converted to gas. One leg of the 220V is folded up out of the way, but still in the panel. The other end of the #4 is pigtailed to a piece of #14. A new 110V receptacle is laying on the floor behind the gas range where an extension cord runs up to the new light over the gas range. A clip on switch is snapped into the extension cord.

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    A heat pump was replaced with a gas furnace...


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    bingo

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    Default Re: wire big enough?

    Was the breaker rated for a wire that big?

    looks like it is only rated for 14-10 AWG


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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Elwood View Post
    Was the breaker rated for a wire that big?

    looks like it is only rated for 14-10 AWG
    no way, mon. least ways, that what I reported.

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    Sorry, Rich. I tried to win you something. I be John and James are cousins or something.

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    Default Re: wire big enough?

    I saw something similar a few months ago. They was a 150 breaker in the service panel that used to feed a 240 volt electric furnace in the crawlspace. They had taken one wire off of the 150 breaker and made it a neutral so they could have 110 volts for the newly installed gas furnace. They installed a 20 amp single pole breaker for the gas furnace in the old electric furnace panel. I wrote up what I saw but it looked ok to me.


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