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Double Lugging #181951 11/11/08 09:57 PM
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electure Offline OP
Double Lugging

#12 on a 60 Amp circuit
#12 on a 30 Amp circuit
Last edited by electure; 11/15/08 03:39 PM. Reason: add images
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Re: Double Lugging [Re: electure] #182565 12/02/08 03:38 PM
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sbi Offline
I don't see why someone would do this?

when in doubt jump it out
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Re: Double Lugging [Re: sbi] #182569 12/02/08 07:52 PM
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HotLine1 Offline
Where oh where did I see this before???

Re: Double Lugging [Re: HotLine1] #183414 01/08/09 08:42 PM
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harold endean Offline
Some breakers would allow 2 wires under their screw but they would have to be same size wires. This just looks like a bad job.

Re: Double Lugging [Re: harold endean] #184079 02/01/09 12:11 AM
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Narrowbackpride Offline
#12s under 60a CB=really bad. At least they used number coding, prob. panduits to make it look like a swiss watch too. I guess it could be a tap rule....

How many maintenance guys do you know that "used to be" electricians?
Re: Double Lugging [Re: electure] #211024 09/04/13 09:41 PM
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crselectric Offline
isnt that the way emon meters are often connected

Re: Double Lugging [Re: electure] #211033 09/05/13 11:30 PM
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HotLine1 Offline
Might be the way, but it is a violation unless the brkr is listed for two. Like SqD for example
E- mon requires OCP on voltage conductors

Re: Double Lugging [Re: electure] #211058 09/09/13 10:06 PM
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electure Offline OP

Each breaker was serving 2 different pieces of equipment in the first photo.

I think even the Sq-D breakers aren't listed for 2 different sized conductors, as in the case of the first photo.
(E-mon meters require a 1/10th amp inline fuse on the line side.)

Re: Double Lugging [Re: electure] #211062 09/10/13 03:13 AM
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gfretwell Offline
I don't see anything on the label that implies the QO breaker can only accommodate one wire size.

It says "1 or 2 AL/CU #8-14"

Greg Fretwell
Re: Double Lugging [Re: electure] #211064 09/10/13 10:32 AM
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HotLine1 Offline
One comment I heard a while back was something like.....

"I'm using the <10 foot tap rule! The small motor only draws 7 amps, so the 60 amp is still not overloaded"

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