circuit breaker

Old 11-06-18, 08:37 AM
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circuit breaker

I have a 240 volt circuit for a table saw motor. The motor is a
2 HP Leeson, single phase. The circuit is 10 Ga. wire with a
20 amp breaker. I want to alternatively use this circuit for a
240 volt, 6,000 watt electric heater. Can I change the
breaker to 30 amps without creating a hazard for the table saw motor?
Old 11-06-18, 10:44 AM
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Technically...... by our codes.... you couldn't run that heater on that circuit. A 30A circuit can handle a maximum continuous load of 24A. That heater requires 25A.

As far as running that saw on a 30A circuit..... I'd say that is a hazard too as the wiring inside the saw may not be able to handle 30A in case of an overload or short.

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