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The circuits are general lighting, including 120 watt recessed lighting, master bathroom where hair dryer would be used, office with computer, printer etc, but no really unusually large loads except weekly use of a vacuum cleaner with a 10 amp motor. I do not know the gauge of the wiring, but the electrician described it as that normally used for a 15 amp circuit in house wiring.
Did you receive my response Steve?
I just did some looking & I believe the wiring on the 15 amp circuits is 14 gauge.
The 20 amp breakers in question are in the GE aux panel. Are the 15 and 20 amp breaker normally interchangeable (physically) in the panels?
I was referring to 20 amp and 15 amp GE breakers being interchangeable, if that is what was put into the GE aux panel
Thanks Steve. That should take care of me. I will have the electrician come back and change out the eight, 20 amp for 15 amp breakers as soon as I can get him here. I am a retired engineer (not electrical), but have no experience with house wiring. Thanks for your help.