[Homeroast] 14.5-amp heat gun on a 10-amp circuit?

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Wed Aug 29 10:53:42 CDT 2012


Home circuit breakers are designed to trip instantaneously on ~125% of 
name plate rating. Depending on the age of the building and rating of 
the wiring 10A is nominal for #14 wire.

On 08/29/2012 09:35 AM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
> Thanks, Michael.
>
> Brian
>
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 4:23 PM, Michael Wascher<wascher at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> It is hard to tell. And many breakers are heat-activated, so if they trip
>> you need to wait a bit before it will reset.
>>
>> “Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is
>> where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my
>> friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.” --
>> Criswell, Plan 9 from Outer Space
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 5:14 PM, Brian Kamnetz<bkamnetz at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>
>>> I was glad I checked first and saw that it was a 10-amp circuit, and
>>> didn't roast, because I would hate to be halfway through a pound of
>>> coffee and have the breaker open. But how about this: What if I were
>>> to turn on the heat gun and just let it run for 15 or 20 minutes, and
>>> if it doesn't open the breaker, assume that it is ok to run? Or is
>>> that asking for trouble too?
>>>
>>> Brian
>>>
>
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