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#11461 - 07/12/02 10:36 PM old breaker feeding new breaker
Eandrew Offline

Registered: 05/24/02
Posts: 69
Loc: seattle, wa, usa
I saw this yesterday:

two older breakers in a panel (maybe 20 years old) feeding a box directly above the panel which had two new breakers: one 20 gfci breaker and another 20 breaker.

Is this done frequently because one cannot find the old stlye breakers.

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#11462 - 07/13/02 07:19 PM Re: old breaker feeding new breaker
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
I can theorize where this might be done where a GFCI style breaker is not available for the older style panel. I expect that the same thing may happen with AFCIs.


#11463 - 07/14/02 05:30 AM Re: old breaker feeding new breaker
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
I often find old places where somebody has added a small panel or two and fed it/them from a fuse on the original panel.

One I did last year had five distribution panels all fitted in the same place and daisychained.


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