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Double Tapped Breaker

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hello all,
at a recent home inspection, the inspector noted that a breaker was double tapped and this is not good because it could arc, one wire is for lights and the other is for the doorbell transformer, he mention i could use a 2 pole breaker like the one pictured here, is this true or safe?? what else could i do with the doorbell wire? put it on another seperate appropriate breaker?
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Most SqD and CH breakers are listed for doubletapped with two conductors at the termail screw however Double check the label to make sure { they are only allowed on 30 amp or smaller breaker size } I doubt that other are listed like that.

Otherwise just make a pigtail and wirenutted it and that will useally take care the issue there.

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