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

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Wed Aug 29 11:47:30 CDT 2012


You need the temperature rating of the wiring insulation as well and a 
copy of the local building code in force at the time of construction.

On 08/29/2012 11:16 AM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
> 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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