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Old 02-20-2012, 05:05 PM   #16
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2-Pole Breakers for single circuits??


brric...yes, another good reason for me to install the correct SP breakers. Thanks!! RB

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Old 02-20-2012, 05:08 PM   #17
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rrolleston...there are no 3-wire cables going to any of the breakers that I have identified as being "incorrect". All circuits from these breakers I want to change, are going out on separate black wires in separate NMD cables...to lighting and non-split plug circuits. Thanks! RB
"NMD" cables, is this in Canada?
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:13 PM   #18
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I agree with dougp23. I would not assume anything. Even if you think you are 100 percent sure what's going on, that may not be the case. This is really an odd thing to be done if they are simply two seperate circuits. My advice is to at least get an electrician to come in, if only for an hour, just to verify what is actually going on.
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Do not remove the ties.
If you are sure they are not mwbc, then replace the breakers with single pole breakers.

I sure would not waste my or my customer money by installing double pole breakers without a reason!
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"NMD" cables, is this in Canada?
NMD cables = Canada.

Many panels up there have larger guts in `em -- 60 and even 80 space panels are common. Leaves plenty of room for them 2 pole breakers ...
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yes brric...Canada. You don't use that term down south?
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yes brric...Canada. You don't use that term down south?
NM-B here in the sticks.
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I'm having an electrician with 30 years experience take a look, and do the work. Thanks for all the comments!! RB

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