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Running 15.8A on a 15A breaker in the
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Running 15.8A on a 15A breaker
I'm trying to do the best I can with what I have but yeah there's no going around this untill Monday. Is this gonna be okay? I'm feeling the breaker and it feels warm
basicly I've got two 15a breakers upstairs.
1 in my room(grow room)
one in my kids room
I've got my 1000 watt hps running on my room(9.5 A) and a 6.3amp ac sharing the breaker with the hps!
On the other breaker I've got an ac in my kids room( cant unplug that!) running on 9.7 amps and I've got all my fans n shit running on that from a heavy duty extension cord.
=12 amps total
I'm being as careful as possible! On Monday I'm gonna go get another 6.3 amp ac for the kids room and ditch the 9.7 so this way I can run the two 6.3 ac's on the one breaker and my 1000 watt hps on the other. Any suggestions are welcomed for the mean time.
nothing has tripped but I wanna know if some breakers don't trip! This is a new condo btw so the electric is newer and the place gets inspected yearly
I litterally just finished wiring up a dedicated 15amp breaker for my room, its very simple cost $10 for the breaker that goes into the panel 40 bucks worth of 14/2 wire $2 for a junction box and $2 for the outlet. just make sure you have an understanding of how the breaker panel works and be safe, don't under estimate electricity!! but do you want to be the guy on the news that burnt down his place because of his grow op?
i also see why you dont want to add to your panel in a new condo though.. in my opinion i would probly unplug something but thats because im pretty paranoid, im not an electritian so i dont know how bad running .8amps over is.. sorry
I know how to install a breaker man I'm just trying to see if running .8 over is a serious problem?
The 1000 watt is gonna shut off in 4 hours so basicly I'll be ok but for 12 hours a day I'm gonna be sweating bullets untill Monday
why cant you run a couple extension cords from another outlet off another breaker?
Shut off the ac in the grow room, it's air cooled but itll pry get up to about 90°
wife is pretty pist about this whole op in our home it kinda just happend and the last thing she's gonna allow is cords running upstairs for her or our kids to trip over or for it to run up a wall. Plus the cord would have to run from our kitchen so id Need like a 100 footer!
Originally Posted by Corso312
lol man, I could only imagine what your old lady would say if the A.C. cuts off because of the light she don't want... just keep an eye on the cords and outlets..feel for warmth..if it hot to the touch..shut something down...good luck
Damn man. I wouldn't play around with kids in the picture. I don't like to pass judgement so I won't but just keep them kids safe.