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My bf is helping me with my electrical. I have a 15 amp

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My bf is helping me with my electrical. I have a 15 amp breaker for the dishwasher and garage disposal. He wants to change to 2 15 amp breakers. Would a dual breaker of 30 amps be a better choice? There is only 1 red and 1 black wire for attachment
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. To split the circuit would mean running a new additional circuit to the panel. I would suggest that only 20A circuits should be in a kitchen. Your existing circuit having the 2 appliances on it is a normal installation but should have been 20A. If the wire is a #12, you may only need to replace the breaker.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. If you have access from below, installing a new circuit to the dishwasher would be the easiest way to split the units.