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tc768

04:27AM | 10/01/02
Member Since: 04/08/01
14 lifetime posts
I need to install a new 15 amp circuit breaker in my box. This breaker controls several outlets and a dishwasher in the kitchen. Looking at breakers I see that there are single, double and tamden pole breakers. What's the difference ??

Electrical Inspector

01:14PM | 10/01/02
Member Since: 09/27/02
73 lifetime posts
'singles' do a single branch circuit, 'doubles' usually do something 240V , or 240/120v combination, a stove, dryer, hot h20, etc...

tandems are usually installed when a circuit needs to be added, and there is no room.

they are often called 'cheaters'...however they are not allowed in many panels that they appear in.

harold endean

03:05PM | 10/01/02
Member Since: 08/30/02
23 lifetime posts
You have to read the instructions that is on the electrical panel to make sure that the tandom breakers are allowed. It is usually listed inside the panel.


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