Can you change from 10 or 8 gauge wire to 12 gauge in a 20amp circuit?

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asked Oct 15, 2017 in Do it yourself by woodtick55 (310 points)
Can you change from 10 or 8 gauge wire to 12 gauge in a 20 amp circuit?

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answered Oct 16, 2017 by Mechanic21 (29,150 points)
Since 12 gauge wire can handle 20 amps then you should be fine with changing it out to 12 gauge from the larger 10 gauge wire.

But larger wire certainly ain't gonna hurt.

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