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You should add only with a proper load calculation. You should probably have a licensed electrician look at the situation first.

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Q: Can you add a 20 amp breaker if therE is room?
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Just change the breaker on the 30 amp circuit to a 20 amp breaker.

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Can you hook a 15 amp and 20 amp breaker to a breaker box using 20 amp wire?

You can run 12 AWG wire for both 15 and 20 Amp circuits. Suggest if you do this that you use 20 amp outlets and switches so you could easily upgrade 15 A to 20 A breaker if you need to in the future.

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