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    Is this ok? This breaker is for the Garage GFCI outlets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    Is this ok? This breaker is for the Garage GFCI outlets?
    Is which one okay?

    The breaker with the white pigtail is okay, GFCI have a neutral conductor.

    Two breakers down there is a multiple tapped breaker, that's not okay.

    It also 'looks like' the breaker opposite that multiple tapped breaker and one breaker up is multiple tapped.

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    Jerry. The double tapped breaker w/ red/Black is the garage GFCI connection.
    I was just wondering if this was allowed in that case but from your reply I can assume it is not. Thanks Wayne And yes the opposite left side is the same. Good eyes!


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    Can someone confirm that these are OK for two wires... they are an older style CH breakers than the ones in the current catalog:

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    Without seeing the entire breaker for any other labeling which states differently, no, that is not approved for more than one conductor.

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    Default Re: Double Taps

    There are but a few breakers in the grand scheme of things who's terminals are labeled as being suitable for the connection of two conductors. As Jerry said/implied, unless you popped that breaker out of the panel and read every printed label and every embossed word, I would not assume that two conductors are appropriate.

    On the other hand, the apparent duel conductor inlet openings pictured does tend to lead one to believe that perhaps this is one of the few particular breaker designed for two conductors. Even still, I would want to see writing to that affect on the very breaker with my own eyes before I let it go.

    I would not however (within the scope of a generalist's visual inspection), attempt to remove the breaker from the panel just so I could read its every marking.


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    Current type CHs are listed for 2 wires under the terminal:

    http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...ubletap_ok.jpg

    Thats why I'm wondering...These are this style:

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    Michael,

    It seems you found one of the very few (but existing) excpetions!


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