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Charlotte Home Home Inspection Reveals Double Tapped Breaker

February 21st, 2012 · No Comments

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Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was performing the electrical portion of the home inspection when he noticed two breakers that where double hitched or double tapped.  People do this either because there isn’t an extra place for a new breaker or the person just wired up something new and didn’t want to fool with installing a new breaker. Either way it is improper and you are dragging more current through the breaker than it is designed for.  An alternative is that you could install a square d breaker that is designed for a double tap.

Preston Sandlin and Home Inspection Carolina have providing thorough quality home inspections in the Charlotte NC area for over 15 years.  Preston has a masters’ degree in Education and has taught Home Inspection classes for years.  He also is a certified infrared thermographer.  Home Inspection Carolina has  been on TV many times and has a Charlotte Home Inspector radio show .  So you are in need of a home inspection in Charlotte NC, Gastonia NC, Weddington NC, Mooresville NC, Fort Mill SC or Rock Hill SC call Home Inspection Carolina (704) 542-6575.

 

Preston Sandlin

Home Inspection Carolina

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