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Old 08-04-2010, 11:32 AM   #1
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I have a 12/2, wire for 220. I understand the black and white wires connect to each of the two breakers. Does it matter which one goes to the top breaker and which one goes to the bottom breaker/?
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I have a 12/2, wire for 220. I understand the black and white wires connect to each of the two breakers. Does it matter which one goes to the top breaker and which one goes to the bottom breaker/?
It should be one breaker with 2 poles, that is very important. Two single breakers will not be a legal installation, even if you have a handle tie across them.

It does not matter what wire goes on what pole of the breaker, you are going to tape the white wire black anyway.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:46 AM   #3
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Thank you ever so much.


Appreciate the help. The breaker is a 2 pole just to make you feel better.
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