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December 09, 3:42 PM [GMT -5]

In my master bedroom there is a double switch next to the door. The first switch controls one outlet on a duplex outlet. the other switch I have no idea what it does. We have a ceiling fan with light but the switch has no effect on it. Is this switch just improperly wired and if so could it be a fire hazard?

December 09, 3:33 PM [GMT -5]

I have a double switch in my master bedroom. One controls the top part of a douplex outlet. We have a floor lamp in that one. The other switch I have no idea what it does. There is a ceiling fan/light but the switch has no effect on that. It doesnt turn it off when it is on. Is it more than likley supposed to have something to do with the overhead light/fan and just not wired properly and if so what would be the proper wiring for the switch? Is leaving it they way it is a fire hazard?

March 13, 2:08 PM [GMT -5]

Since your original circuit was designed/calculated as a 15-amp circuit according to the National Electrical Code, you cannot just put in a 20-amp breaker to allow for more amps. Your wiring (14 gauge for 15-amp) most likely will not handle it and you could end up with a burned down house.

September 14, 1:12 PM [GMT -5]

Can you just add a higher rated breaker,eg.replace a 15 amp breaker with a 20 amp breaker to prevent a circuit overload ? If not, please explain.

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