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Old 11-08-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Two hot circuit same breaker??


Hello again friends,

So upon inspection of my Main panel 200A service, I can see that on my GFI breaker, there are two black wires (hot) on the 1 breaker. It looks like whoever did this, joined both the outdoor receptacles and the bathroom receptacles on the same breaker. The white neutrals and pigtail from GFI breaker go to the neutral bus bar. Ground to Ground bar.

Is this legal or pose a threat? Was this done by a hack?

Have had the house 2 years, no issues.

It's Eaton BR style panel and breaker is 1 in 15A GFI.


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Old 11-08-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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I do not believe the BR breakers are listed to accept two conductors.

The circuit neutrals should connect to the GFI breaker, not the neutral bus. The GFI pigtails connect to the neutral bus.

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Sorry, I meant that they (neutrals) do connect to the breaker. So it has the neutrals connected to same neutral terminal and hots connected to the hot terminal. So I think what I have to do is create a pigtail for the hots and another for the neutrals and use this approach to correct this double tapped circuit issue?? Tie the neutrals together with wirenut and pigtail one to breaker, same with hots. Then leave the breaker pigtail connected to N bus bar? Is this correct?
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Sorry, I meant that they (neutrals) do connect to the breaker. So it has the neutrals connected to same neutral terminal and hots connected to the hot terminal. So I think what I have to do is create a pigtail for the hots and another for the neutrals and use this approach to correct this double tapped circuit issue?? Tie the neutrals together with wirenut and pigtail one to breaker, same with hots. Then leave the breaker pigtail connected to N bus bar? Is this correct?
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