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Old 12-31-2007, 05:42 PM   #16
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Simple problem that requires a complex solution.


That's what I figured. I'll stick with 20's then.

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Old 12-31-2007, 09:30 PM   #17
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On a related topic, is there any reason to use a breaker larger than 20A for a household 120V line, aside from dedicated appliance circuits?
I would say no.

You may not use a circuit rated for more than 20 amps. to power lights or ordinary 15 to 20 amp. receptacles unless you have a subpanel in between with 15 and/or 20 amp. breakers and subordinate circuits.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:43 PM   #18
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What's a subordinate circuit? I'm here to learn.

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Old 01-07-2008, 01:21 PM   #19
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Just when you thought this thread was done...

I went down to Home Depot yesterday to do some pricing, and I took a few moments to look at breakers. The breakers in my panel now are the equivalent of a Square D QO120CP (tried to find a decent picture, but couldn't). The closest tandem breaker I could find was a QOT2020CP (again, no decent pictures). The thingy (for lack of a better term) that holds the breaker in the panel, the one that's not connected to any power, is different on those two breakers. Will that particular tandem work, or do I need to go look again?

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