08 March 2009


A few weeks ago I did some mapping of the breakers in our house, thinking two things: (1) maybe I could update some of the wiring this summer; (2) maybe the 15-amp breaker that services the garage could be replaced with a 20-amp breaker. Much to my dismay, every electrical cable in our house is 12 gauge wire save one 14 gauge cable. That's right. The only 14 gauge cable in our house is the one that goes to the garage. So no upgrade there. And that's irritating.


J. Blessinger said...

presumably you cannot use the 14 guage wire to pull new 12 or 10 or 8 guage into the house? Have you checked to see if it's pullable?

BMG said...

It's direct-buried, so I suppose it would be pullable by Blessinger reckoning, but I sure don't have the wherewithal to make that happen.

At this point I'm thinking more along the lines of a new run by a circuitous route--avoiding the patio, that is. Probably should have done this stuff before last summer. Ah, me.

J. Blessinger said...

The line wasn't buried in conduit, in compliance with a rigorous code? Shameful.