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what would you do? #220471 01/24/20 06:21 PM
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My Father in Law is having a bathroom re tiled, new vanity etc. So far nothing planned will trigger a permit here, no plumbing in the wall past the stops. I looked over the electric and the light and fan are on a general lighting circuit, the receptacle serving the counter top is on a dedicated 15a circuit. (just that receptacle on a 15a GFCI breaker) The 1440w wall heater is on a dedicated 15.
He really did not plan on any electric work. Is this important enough to insist that he remove and abandon the 15a circuit and replace it with a 20? It won't be easy.


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Re: what would you do? [Re: gfretwell] #220474 01/26/20 04:42 AM
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Seen from Norway: This will not change any risk evaluations. Does something indicate the need of more power than available? If no, why add costs, and it is no reason for fixing somethings that works. If no regulations makes such demand, keep it!

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Re: what would you do? [Re: gfretwell] #220490 02/03/20 08:35 PM
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We decided to leave sleeping dogs lie. To get to that receptacle with 12ga wire would involve drywall and we decided it was more than legal when it was installed and it was just going to stay. The receptacle in the other bath is wired the same way, on another dedicated 15, with no other outlets. We decided that is plenty. My guess is the next buyer will tear the house down anyway. That is real popular with PreFIRM houses on waterfront lots around here.


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