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Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by roland, Jan 14, 2004.

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  1. roland

    roland Guest

    Hi there! I have a question or two. To make a LONG story short..I am in the
    process of buying a house. We had an inspector come out and he discovered
    that the fuse box/ breaker box was "double lugged twice." Could any one
    explain to me what that term means?

    Also, we had asked/offered the seller to replace the breaker box / fuse box
    so that we could finish off the basement with electricals.
    My realtor comes back and tells me that the seller had an electrician come
    out, and they are going to do a space saver to take care of the double
    lugging. Could any one explain to me what that is, and pros and cons of it?
    I know almost nothing about fuse boxes. Just know how to change outlets,
    install ceiling lights..etc.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. SQLit

    SQLit Guest


    Home INFECTOR strikes again. I just sold my home and the mother did not even
    have a clue. Even wrote up my pool gates needing new latches. I have them
    pinned open with 1/4-20 nuts and bolts.

    The MAROON probably means that the breakers have 2 wires under the screw.
    Most home panel are rated for 2 wires of the same size to be under the
    screws.
    You can replace the 1 inch breakers for 1/2 inch breakers and get 2 breakers
    in the same space. This works fine for bedrooms and lighting I do not like
    to do it for 20 amp circuits cause the thin ones have a tendency to trip
    under a ~80% load. They get hot and the thermal part of the breaker trips
    them out.

    Please forward this to the MAROON. I sent a 3 page complaint to the state
    agency that certified my LOON with pictures and descriptions on the back.
    Rant concluded.
     
  3. I don't know about "double lugged twice", but space savers have we here
    also.There are double pole 40A breakers from GEYER, with indicator light
    used mainly for electrical cookers or water heaters, that are half an inch
    rather than 1" (or even 1 1/2" if you consider the indicator).
     
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