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

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 11:16:19 CDT 2012


I'm going up to my friend's cabin (it's really a 10-year-old house)
this weekend, and I will recheck the breaker box and also, just for
the heck of it, check the gauge of the wire.

Brian

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 10:53 AM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
> 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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