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Yoyizit 06-04-2012 12:46 PM

load center with all slots full
 
How many different legitimate ways are there to add one more 15A or 20A circuit to the panel referenced above?

What are they?

TIA. :)

Big N8 06-04-2012 12:49 PM

Check label to see if tandems are aloud.
Sub panel next to existing panel.

just a start.

Jim Port 06-04-2012 12:50 PM

What panel referenced above?

rrolleston 06-04-2012 01:12 PM

Do you have a picture of the panel label or the model number?

curiousB 06-04-2012 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yoyizit (Post 936059)
How many different legitimate ways are there to add one more 15A or 20A circuit to the panel referenced above?

What are they?

TIA. :)

Sounds like a "stump the band" question. I think OP thinks he knows the answer and is testing the rest of us..... :bangin:

Yoyizit 06-04-2012 02:28 PM

Nah, I'm hoping there is a general answer to this general question.
I'm sure this request/problem will pop up again so it'd be good if I could run through the legitimate options.

I'm also curious about what makes it wrong to use illegitimate options that actually work and are reasonably safe, but that is kind of an overly broad question.

If tandems are allowed, what kind of wording would I look for on the label? Are there clearcut conditions where they are not allowed?
http://electrical.about.com/od/panel...embreakers.htm
Seems I need some practice reading panel labels.

Assuming I can find an appropriate two-wire-to-one-wire fitting and a branch circuit that is chronically underloaded, why can't I just put two wires into the same breaker?

So far, so good. . .


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