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Old 02-05-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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Does anyone know a site for the basics.
I was told I have 2 halves but dont really understand it
Thanks - p
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Sounds like you may be talking about a split buss panel. Where you have 6 or less double pole breakers at the top (3 left, 3 right) and one of those feeds the lower half of the panel.

What brand panel do you have?
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Does anyone know a site for the basics.
I was told I have 2 halves but dont really understand it
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With the panel cover removed, you can't tell by looking how the three incoming wires feed the loads because the breakers cover the wiring and busbars.
Post a photo; you can test for what's what with an incand. test lamp or a voltmeter, by flipping combinations of breakers.
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Sounds like you may be talking about a split buss panel. Where you have 6 or less double pole breakers at the top (3 left, 3 right) and one of those feeds the lower half of the panel.

What brand panel do you have?
Thanks - I got away cheap - it turned out to be a bad outlet - p
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