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Old 02-02-2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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Hey Guys & Gals, Spent a few hours reading up on the forums and I still can't decide if I can run a new 240V dryer outlet from the 1st floor breaker or the main breaker in the basement. I have one unused slot in my 1st floor breaker The load center is a Murry LC1224L1125. The sticker on the panel states that its a 125A load center. The dryer is rated at 30A. What I wanted to know is if I can run a new 240V 2 pole breaker from this unused slot. I attached a few pics. I know that there are 2 pole breakers that can fit here, but will it work? Thanks for the help.


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No.
Those are not 2 pole breakers.
Those are tandom breakers, or 2 breakers in the same frame.
Since tandom breakers fit, you would have to remove the 3 breakers( above the gfci breakers) replace one with a tandom, and put a 2 pole into the other slots.

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You really should check to see if that panel can have that many split mini breakers before you add two more....
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You say the first floor panel (which is a sub-panel) is 125 amps, that is the rating of the panel, not necessarily the way it is cabled/breakered. Check the breaker that feeds this sub in the main panel to determine the capacity of the sub.
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Awesome, thanks for the help!
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You really should check to see if that panel can have that many split mini breakers before you add two more....
The OP gave the panel model # as a LC1224L1125

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