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I want to install a cutler hammer 20amp. cuircut breaker in my home. i need instructions on how to wire it up in the breaker box. can anyone help?

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    I have to run a new wire for an electric oven into the breaker box how do I install a new breaker?



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20 amp 120 or 240? All 20 amps 120 must be 12 gauge wire for all connections on that circuit.. no exceptions

120- Bring wire into box securely as is done with all the other wires. Shut the breaker to "off". wire the black wire from the screw on the back of the breaker. white wire to the bar with all the other whites. copper to the same bar or separate grounding bar if available. snap breaker into place. turn breaker on

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Fairly simple job, If you are scared of electricity, hit the main switch at the top of the box. It will shut off everything in the house. Pull the cover off, see those big wires coming in at the top??? (most boxes anyway) they are still hot, don't mess with them. Take off your watch, cuff links, rings. So we can pay for your funeral, only kidding. If you are replacing a breaker, which I hope you are, because if you are not, you need some wires to go with this job. Anyway, peek around the side of the breaker, see those screws? Loosen them up, take out the wire/s, Grab hold of the breaker with your finger tips and yank left if it is on the left or right if it is on the right, It should pop right out. Pop in the new one, put the wires back in, put the panel back on, Hit the main switch. You should be all set. Hope this helps.

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