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  • Tandem breaker

    In my daughter's house, there is a tandem breaker (15 amp) that has a plastic "connector" connecting the two "switches" together. Now I know the tandems are used to gain another circuit if the panel box doesn't have any more spaces, but why would you want to hook the two together? No, it doesn't make it 240.

  • #2
    Re: Tandem breaker

    shared neutral?
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    • #3
      Re: Tandem breaker

      Originally posted by BHD View Post
      shared neutral?
      No, one circuit is second floor and the other is garage.

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      • #4
        Re: Tandem breaker

        sounds like a hackish alarm system? when you find that the second floor has no power you rush out to the garage to ensure your freezers have power?
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        ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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        • #5
          Re: Tandem breaker

          This isn't a GE panel by any chance, is it?

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          • #6
            Re: Tandem breaker

            Originally posted by Speedy Petey View Post
            This isn't a GE panel by any chance, is it?
            Panel is Square D

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            • #7
              Re: Tandem breaker

              Originally posted by Pipestone Kid View Post
              Panel is Square D
              Really??? I'd love to see a pic of this. Makes no sense.

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              • #8
                Re: Tandem breaker

                I'd like to see a pic too. I know you can buy double tandem breakers, but I've never seen a handle tie on them.

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