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Breaker Feeds #5252
11/12/01 03:01 AM
11/12/01 03:01 AM
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Dale  Offline OP
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Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 6
Regina Sask. Canada
Is is acceptable (legal) to attach two wires to a single pole circuit breaker. I want both feeds on the same circuit. I just ran both wires back to the panel and attached both of them to the breaker.This is in Canada, but curious if its different in the US?

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Re: Breaker Feeds #5253
11/12/01 03:58 AM
11/12/01 03:58 AM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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NY, USA
Dale,

The answer would depend on the breaker. Some are Listed for more than 1 wire, but most are not.

Bill

Re: Breaker Feeds #5254
11/12/01 08:44 AM
11/12/01 08:44 AM
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sparky  Offline
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Posts: 5,372
Sq D QO is, other than that i dunno....

Re: Breaker Feeds #5255
11/13/01 10:57 PM
11/13/01 10:57 PM
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CanadianSparky  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 85
Alberta Canada
Couldn't find anything on it in the CEC, I think Bills right about the breaker though. Any reason why you want to double them up?

Re: Breaker Feeds #5256
11/13/01 11:40 PM
11/13/01 11:40 PM
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Redsy  Offline
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Bucks County PA
Why don't you just splice a pigtail?

Re: Breaker Feeds #5257
11/14/01 02:05 PM
11/14/01 02:05 PM
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ggardiner  Offline
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Calgary, Alberta Canada
Curious on my part what part of Canada are you doing this?

Re: Breaker Feeds #5258
11/14/01 02:58 PM
11/14/01 02:58 PM
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Dale  Offline OP
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Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 6
Regina Sask. Canada
Full panel...went the route of an octogon box and 1 feed from the breaker

Re: Breaker Feeds #5259
11/14/01 08:15 PM
11/14/01 08:15 PM
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Tony Moscioni  Offline
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Joined: May 2001
Posts: 144
CANADA
There are code rules that this condition applies to.

In Ontario, Canada we (the Inspection Department) base our decision on the follwing code rules:

A maximum of one conductor per breaker is permitted unless the breaker is approved for terminating more than one conductor. - Rule 02-034


Section #2 states:

2-034 Use of Approved Equipment (see Appendix B) No one shall use any electrical equipment other than approved electrical equipment of a kind or type and rating approved for the specific purpose for which it is to be employed.

Appendix B states:

2-026
2-034
As a condition of approval of certain types of electrical equipment, the manufacturer supplies instructions pertaining to its installation. It is of the utmost importance that the installer closely follow installation instructions supplied by the manufacturer to fulfill the terms of the approval agreement.

Tony Moscioni
Electrical Inspector
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