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old breaker feeding new breaker

Posted By: Eandrew

old breaker feeding new breaker - 07/13/02 05:36 AM

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.
Posted By: Bill Addiss

Re: old breaker feeding new breaker - 07/14/02 02:19 AM

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
Posted By: pauluk

Re: old breaker feeding new breaker - 07/14/02 12:30 PM

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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