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old breaker feeding new breaker #11461
07/13/02 01:36 AM
07/13/02 01:36 AM
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Eandrew  Offline OP
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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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Re: old breaker feeding new breaker #11462
07/13/02 10:19 PM
07/13/02 10:19 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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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.

Bill

Re: old breaker feeding new breaker #11463
07/14/02 08:30 AM
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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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