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electrician put 12 gauge wire on 20A breaker???

12 years ago

I just noticed that the electrician that did the wiring for our kitchen remodel put 20A GFI breakers on two circuits that have 12 gauge wire. I'm 90% sure these circuits were on 15A breakers before. My question is if these were mistakedly 20A breakers before he replaced them, would he notice at the breaker box when he was putting in the new breakers? If not, he could claim that he was replacing like with like and it was not his fault.

For the remodel, he replaced some full breakers with halfbreakers since there were more circuits.

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