How many circuit breakers do I need for my house?

Answer On One Hand: Filling a Breaker PanelUse large capacity breakers, 20-amp circuits for workshops, the garage or electrical appliances. Dedicate one breaker to the microwave. Install 15-amp circuits f... Read More »

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Is it illegal to take circuit breakers from a house I'm renting?

In general, it is illegal to remove any property, or parts of property, from a rental if they are not your own, or without permission from the landlord. You can check with your landlord or examine ... Read More »

How to Determine when to Use Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (Af Circuit Breakers)?

AFCI or "Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters" are the latest in electrical safety devices for dwellings. AFCI standards were introduced in the 1999 NEC (National Electrical Code) and are required in new... Read More »

How many circuit breakers are in a circuit breaker panel?

The number of circuit breakers in a circuit breaker panel is determined by the expected need of all appliances and outlets in the house. It is recommended that more breakers be installed than you'... Read More »

How many circuit breakers can go in a 200-amp box?

Breaker boxes, such as a 200-amp box, have a certain number of spaces for breakers in the panel below the box's main breaker. While there is no limit set by code, the number of breakers you can put... Read More »